Amazon and Twitter have joined forces to provide an easy way for you to add products from your Twitter feed to your Amazon.com cart. From now on, if you see anything on Twitter that you want to buy, just hit the “reply” button to the tweet and type “#AmazonCart” (without the speech marks). This will place the item in your Amazon.com cart so you can buy it later. Obviously Amazon has to stock the item, otherwise it won’t work.
Many companies are now turning to Twitter to advertise their wares. For example, if you were to go to the Nike Store Twitter feed, all they seem to do is tweet pictures of their entire stock. So if you are on one of these types of Twitter feeds, and you see something you like (and which Amazon stocks), then the super-hashtag is here to help you fill up your cart and make your credit card explode.
Hashtagging it and putting it in the cart doesn’t commit you to buy it. It simply places it in the cart, as you would if you were browsing Amazon.com normally. So you can go back later to your cart and delete anything you have changed your mind about.
One issue which might bother privacy nuts is that by replying to the tweet and typing #AmazonCart, you are advertising to the world what you are potentially going to be buying. There’s no way to keep it secret, and the hashtag doesn’t work on protected feeds. So if you are going to be hashtagging a lot of lingerie and sex toys, just be aware that your followers are watching!
Source: USA Today – USA Today