If you know me, you know I love, LOVE Twitter! I also really love Amazon…Really, really love it. Easy for sending a gift, seamless when buying – It’s my go-to for online shopping.
Now, you can imagine my thrill waking up in a world where #AmazonCart now exists!! #MORETHANYOUKNOW
That’s right, Twitter and Amazon said secret vows and got married y’all. What is this #AmazonCart (or #AmazonBasket for our UK friends) I speak of? Let me ask you this: Have you ever scrolled your Twitter feed and saw something you wanted to buy linked to Amazon, went to buy it but HAD to go through the whole process to sign-in to Amazon and add said item to your cart for purchasing? Takes away from the instantaneous “let me get this now” rush, doesn’t it?
As of this week, we can tie our Amazon accounts with our Twitter accounts to make life easier. See something you like in a status update? Simply reply to the Tweet with #AmazonCart and your wish is added to your cart on Amazon, and you can take care of purchasing it later.
Yep. That is easy.
Now, this seems to be good news for my fellow authors, as we can now point folks to this easy-as-pie route for grabbing our books when promoting them on Twitter. You can see in this first picture the test Tweet using my book (shameless plug for THE ABBY GEORGE SERIES) as a guinea pig:
In this next pic, I replied to myself to see what happens…
What I found: If you elect to get an eBook, Amazon will send you a SAMPLE of the book to read because “digital products are not eligible at this time.” However, I did get an email and a Tweet letting me know this was sample was sent to my iPhone Kindle to read…
My thoughts: Well done, Amazon, and thank you for making it just that simpler to grab what I need when I see it. Life happens at a swift pace and I’m grateful when I feel like I can keep up.
Overall: Well, the jury is still out…but this ain’t no drone!