Amazon Now Lets You Use Hashtags To Shop On Twitter

Thank god I happen to follow @Pampers and they just happened to Tweet out this Amazon link. Now I just need to remember to go to Amazon to actually buy these diapers. If only Amazon could just read my mind.

Thank god I happen to follow @Pampers and they just happened to Tweet out this Amazon link. Now I just need to remember to go to Amazon to actually buy these diapers. If only Amazon could just read my mind.

Because you should apparently never take your eyes off of Twitter, lest you miss the same updates and photos that your friends are also sharing simultaneously on Facebook, Instagram, and whatever else the kids today are all hopped up on, Amazon has launched a new service that lets you add items directly to your Amazon shopping cart with the use of a hashtag.

It works like this:
1. You link your Twitter feed to your Amazon account in your Social Settings page.

2. While scanning the Matrix that is Twitter, you see a Tweet that contains a link to a product on Amazon (Question: Who is Tweeting out links to products on Amazon? Is this only an advertiser thing or is it something that actual humans do? “I’m feeling #great today #yoloblahblahblah… and buy me this thing on Amazon”)

3. Reply to that Tweet with the hashtag #AmazonCart and it gets added to your shopping cart so you can buy it the next time you go to Amazon, which is presumably when you’re coming down between Tweeting jags.

So if your Twittering is so urgent and absorbing that you can’t be bothered to take the time to click on a link and follow it to Amazon right then and there, this may be a mildly easy way for you to delay the inevitability of having to leave Twitter.

Here’s a video that explains it all, or maybe details the heretofore untold secrets of the universe… We didn’t make it all the way to the end so we can’t say for sure: