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Let me just preface this entire post as a big ol’ warning – this new #AmazonCart, “add it now, buy it later” is dangerous for Amazon lovers like myself!
“Hi, my name is Leila and I am an Amazon addict.”
Who doesn’t love Amazon? Seriously.
When I was a student and needed to purchase my textbooks, I signed up for Amazon Prime (you know, the two day shipping, better deals, etc. that only costs $39 per year when you’re a student; $99 per year if you are not a student, but I promise you, it is totally worth it!)
I can’t imagine life without it (Amazon Prime) and I use Amazon for everything. I do all of my Christmas shopping with Amazon (hubby’s family draws names and most family members are in California so wish lists are on Amazon and its so easy to shop and then ship straight to them), birthday gifts, school supplies, baby supplies, and not to mention books (text book and books for enjoyment)!
Amazon has now connected with Twitter to make life easier – you can shop Amazon right from your Twitter!
To sum up the video, any tweet that has an Amazon product link can be replied to with the hashtag #AmazonCart and the item will be placed in your Amazon cart for you to purchase later.
Now when you’re going through your Twitter feed and someone shares a product or book that you want to purchase, you can just reply with #AmazonCart and it will save it in your cart so you don’t have to remember for later and you don’t have to leave Twitter!
In order for this to work, you need to make sure your Twitter account and Amazon account are connected, but after that, it’s easy (too easy!)
Let me show you how this works (I don’t know about you, but I’m a visual learner!)
Head on over to Amazon.com and log into your account. Once logged in, click where it says “Welcome Leila” (well, it won’t say Leila, it will say your name).
A drop down menu will appear with the option to click on “your account”.
When your “account” opens, scroll down to almost the bottom until you see “personalization”. In that section, you will see the link that says “your social settings”. Click that.
That will bring you to this page:
This page allows you to connect Amazon to your Facebook page and your Twitter account. You can do both, but the important one right now is connecting your Twitter account (which is just a matter of authorizing the app to connect between the two).
Once your Twitter and your Amazon are connected, go about your daily life tweeting, but knowing that you can shop straight from Twitter!
I personally wanted to experience this so I checked out @Amazon on Twitter (they have various handles, but after browsing through all of them, I would say @Amazon is the best handle for me to shop because its very general with all kinds of items).
My favorite find was a “throw back” of Mr. Sketch scented markers –
I loved those markers when I was a child and was actually giddy to find them! These were like the thing in elementary school so I’m really excited for them to become a member of my home (and hiding them from the kids of course!)
And it was as simple as hitting reply, typing #AmazonCart, and boom! The markers were in my Amazon shopping cart!
(More browsing on Twitter found that awesome coffee mug being added to my cart too because let’s face it – being a mom is a super power! And since I didn’t get an actual gift for Mother’s Day, I treated myself!)
Using my Amazon Prime, my markers will be here no later than Wednesday. Unfortunately, my mug is not Amazon Prime available, but I have never had something take too long to ship from Amazon so I wouldn’t be surprised to find it on my doorstep by the end of the week!
Using the new #AmazonCart hashtag on Twitter is really going to help save a lot of time and will help me save the things I want to purchase with a simple reply tweet, allowing me to add the item to my Amazon cart and buying it later!
Are you as excited about this as I am!? What is your favorite thing to buy on Amazon?