Are you a frequent Amazon shopper and a heavy Twitter user? If so, you’ll be delighted to know that you can now add products to your shopping basket without ever leaving Twitter. It couldn’t be easier: simply find a tweet containing an Amazon product link, reply with #AmazonCart and voilà – the product in question gets quickly saved in your Amazon shopping basket.
You can add as many products as you want this way before checking out at your convenience later. #AmazonCart is currently available in the United States and in the United Kingdom, where it’s called #AmazonBasket…
Replying with the hashtag will produce a reply tweet from @MyAmazon describing the status of your request. Note you must first connect your Twitter account to Amazon before you can start replying with #AmazonCart to any tweet containing an Amazon product link.
Don’t worry, you can easily opt out of the service by editing your connection preferences at the Social Settings page here.
The promo video below gives a nice overview of #AmazonCart.
It’s worth underscoring that replying with #AmazonCart only saves the item to your Amazon shopping cart. To buy any saved item(s), you must check out at a later time.
But what about your privacy?
According to Amazon, as most content is public on Twitter, “your #AmazonCart replies will be visible to whomever you replied, to those viewing the conversation, and on your own Timeline,” – unless, of course, your Twitter account is set to private.
For more information, check out Amazon’s microsite.