Science and Tech Publisher Purch Bolsters E-Commerce

Aims to get more revenue with new storefronts

From Star Trek bathrobes to home planetarium gear, online publisher Purch has expanded the e-commerce offerings on two of​ ​its most popular websites—Space.com and Live Science—with more stores in the works for most of its sites. The strategy mirrors that of other hybrid retailer-publishers like Thrillist.