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I don’t need to tell you guys that these days social media is everywhere. Pretty much everywhere you look now days you’ll find a link to a Facebook page or a hashtag. It doesn’t matter if it’s on a bag of chips, a commercial on TV or even the side of a bus. I personally love being able to connect with brands on social media. It’s my go-to for finding everything from new products, to restaurant menus, to special sales and everything in between. A lot of times when I’m on the go or even during commercials when I’m watching live TV, I love scrolling through social media networks to see what’s going on and what’s new.
One of my favorites to check out regularly is Twitter because you can find out a lot of information in just a little bit of text. I often see people tweet about great products that I’d love to check out more or even buy, but it’s not always easy to save the product to look at later. Plus, with the approximate 5 million other things going on in my mind at any given time…it’s honestly not very likely that I’m going to remember to check out that super cool product later, no matter how much I loved it.
Knowing I can’t possibly be the only one that works like this (no really,I’m not alone in this, right? …right?), I thought it was totally genius when I saw Amazon had annouced #AmazonCart on Twitter the other day. I love shopping on Amazon because they have just about everything under the sun, and more times than not, they really do have the best prices. It can be super tough keeping up with all the deals on the website itself, so I follow several of Amazon’s Twitter handles as they often tweet out daily deals or products that fit well with the current season.
So, how does all this work you might ask? First, you’ll need to log into your Amazon account and link your account to Twitter if you haven’t already. To do this, just click on Your Account after you login, then scroll down to the Personalization section and click on the last link under Community, Your Social Settings. Then click on the Twitter tab and link your account. Now when you find an Amazon link on Twitter (it can be tweeted by Amazon or anyone else), you can just reply to that tweet with #AmazonCart and the item will automagically be added to your cart to buy now or save for later. How cool is that?!
For more information about how #AmazonCart works, check out the video below:
Checking out works as normal when using #AmazonCart and you can do so through the site or app. Thanks to the awesomeness of Amazon Prime, I’ll have my new shoes and coconut flour to try out by the middle of the week! As you can see through all the screenshots, I tried this out on a few different items and it all worked pretty smoothly. I also really liked that if you’re like me and usually have a saved list that’s long enoughso that you don’t remember everything you have in there, it will tell you it’s already in your cart and not add a duplicate. I also love that I can share what I buy with my Twitter friends and they can easily check out or buy the same things since we often have similar tastes.
Do you find the new #AmazonCart feature handy? If you try it out, come back and let me know what you bought!