If you are an avid Twitter user and a regular customer of Amazon products, you are in luck: the two companies joined forces in order to take social media and online shopping a step further and put together a very simple system which allows Twitter users to shop for Amazon products without even leaving the platform. How does this work exactly? Enter the #AmazonCart, a hashtag you should better keep in mind, as it will probably become very famous very soon.
Taking things step by step, let’s see how Twitter lets you buy Amazon products
The first thing you should do in order to be able to buy Amazon products through Twitter is to link your Amazon account to your Twitter account. Next, you will probably start receiving a lot of tweets from Amazon containing links to their products. If you see a product and are interested in purchasing it later, you can reply to the Amazon tweet and add the hashtag #AmazonCart. From this point on, the product will belong to your Amazon shopping cart. It is easy, intuitive and quite fast, and if you are the type of person who allocates a great amount of time to twitting, you can save yourself from some extra efforts and do your shopping while you’re there as well.
Now that Twitter lets you add products with the #AmazonCart, the giant retailer hopes to increase its pool of satisfied customers with open – minded social media users, while this particular deal between the two companies also means an alternate and important revenue source for Twitter itself. Let’s see together the explanatory video Amazon is showing so you can be fully introduced into this new shopping opportunity.
Before moving on, there are two things you should keep in mind before starting shopping on Amazon via Twitter: before adding some product to your cart, make sure it’s safe to publicly announce people about your shopping preferences, because they will see what you add to the Amazon Cart. If there are gifts you still want to be a surprise, or you shop some items you wouldn’t want your mother to know about, take the classic shopping route and leave Twitter out of this. The second thing you need to understand is that even if Twitter lets you buy Amazon products via the #AmazonCart, you will only add products to your cart, you won’t automatically buy them. In other words, you have the freedom to change your mind and review your shopping list before completing the purchase.
As we said a number of times before, Amazon strives to make online shopping so easy and so comfortable, people might never wish to get out of the house again. But this is far from happening yet and, at the end of the day, having your groceries delivered to your home with no fuss is a heavenly gift for most people.