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I have been shopping with Amazon for many years now. The merchandise selection is vast, the prices are good, and by being a Prime member, the shipping is fast and easy. But now Amazon has made it even easier to shop.
I’m sure you’re curious how it’s even possible to be easier to shop on Amazon. Search for the item, click, and check out. But through a recent partnership with Twitter, Amazon has managed to save you two of those steps.
It’s called #AmazonCart and for someone who already loves and uses Twitter, it has been an exciting program. Do what you normally do – keep an eye on your twitter feed – and any time an item that you like shows up that has an Amazon product link in the tweet, you just hit reply and add #AmazonCart to the message. That item will then be placed in your cart for you, waiting for whenever you’re ready to check out.
Once the item has been added to your cart, you’ll receive a tweet from @MyAmazon telling you it’s ready. You’ll also receive an email confirmation. Don’t worry – there is no automatic purchase, so you can still change your mind later or wait on your purchase a bit. It just makes it easy to snag something interesting without having to go directly to the Amazon site and hunt it down. You can watch this video for more details.
The other day I happened to see the book The Fault in Our Stars pop up from Amazon in my stream. It’s something I had wanted to read for awhile, so I hit reply and added #AmazonCart (you’ll also notice I used #cbias but you will not need that for your own purposes – just #AmazonCart). While I waited for my confirmation I scrolled through some of the other recent Amazon tweets and saw the Star Wars trilogy on DVD and Blu-ray. My father loves these movies, and Father’s Day is coming up, so I replied to that one, too.
From there I went to the checkout screen and double-checked that the quantities were correct (they were). Then, as I am a Prime member, I selected the free 2-day shipping option. I made the purchases just before the weekend, so I expect them to be here tomorrow and I can’t wait. Now if only Amazon could create a few extra hours in my day so I can read that book!