Amazon’s new shopping feature has descended upon Twitter, and we can’t help but notice the prevalence of authors sharing their books to followers on the very first day of #AmazonCart. If you haven’t heard, the new Amazon and Twitter collaboration allows anyone to add items to their Amazon’s cart simply with a tweet. All you have to do is:
2. Reply with #AmazonCart to any tweet containing an Amazon product link
3. Finish shopping later – the item has been added to your Cart
To promote the new service, Amazon launched a contest on Twitter:
— Amazon (@amazon) May 5, 2014
Here are a few books and book sets we saw flooding Twitter:
— Linda Nelson (@lnelson_547) May 6, 2014
— Gabby Hayze (@GabbyHayze) May 5, 2014
Here are a few users already purchasing books:
— GIBS Info Centre (@gibsic) May 5, 2014
— Denise Kirkland (@kasonmemaw) May 5, 2014
— Bethany Lopez (@BethanyLopez2) May 5, 2014
Notable questions and answers for new users:
Am I buying it when I reply with “#AmazonCart”?
No, replying with “#AmazonCart” will only save the item to your Cart. You can always review or edit your Cart at a later time. You will also receive a reply tweet from @MyAmazon describing the status of your request (e.g., whether the item was successfully added to your Cart, if it was out of stock, or how you can finish checking out later).
Who can see what I’ve added to my Cart?
Most content is public on Twitter, so your #AmazonCart replies will be visible to whomever you replied, to those viewing the conversation, and on your own Timeline (unless your Twitter account is set to private).
Have you used the new service or are you an author who have successfully shared and sold your books with #AmazonCart? Share your story below in the comment section.