Twitter announced today that they are rolling out a test phase of a potential “buy button” for their service. So now you could conceivably purchase items on Twitter without ever having to leave Twitter. Look out Amazon? Check out the video below.
What do you think of Twitter’s jump into sales? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and of course Twitter!
FULL PRESS RELEASE
This is an early step in our building functionality into Twitter to make shopping from mobile devices convenient and easy, hopefully even fun. Users will get access to offers and merchandise they can’t get anywhere else and can act on them right in the Twitter apps for Android and iOS; sellers will gain a new way to turn the direct relationship they build with their followers into sales. We’re not building this alone: we’ve partnered with Fancy (@fancy), Gumroad (@gumroad), Musictoday (@Musictoday) and Stripe (@stripe) as platforms for this initial test, with more partners to follow soon.
In our test, an entire purchase can be completed in just a few taps. After tapping the “Buy” button, you will get additional product details and be prompted to enter your shipping and payment information. Once that’s entered and confirmed, your order information is sent to the merchant for delivery.
We built this test experience with your trust and security at the forefront. Your payment and shipping information is encrypted and safely stored after your first transaction, so you can easily buy on Twitter in the future without having to re-enter all of your information. Of course, you can always remove this information from your account. Your credit card is processed securely and won’t be shared with the seller without your permission. For more information about our security and privacy policies, please visit our Support page here.
We’ll be starting the test with a group of artists, brands, and nonprofit organizations, so follow them now and look out for great products over the coming weeks:
- Beartooth (@beartoothband)
- Brad Paisley (@bradpaisley)
- Burberry (@burberry)
- Dan+Shay (@DanAndShay)
- Death From Above 1979 (@dfa1979)
- Demi Lovato (@ddlovato)
- DonorsChoose (@DonorsChoose)
- Eminem (@eminem)
- GLAAD (@glaad)
- GLIDE (@GlideSF)
- Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn)
- The Home Depot (@HomeDepot)
- Hunter Hayes (@HunterHayes)
- Kiesza (@kiesza)
- Keith Urban (@keithurban)
- The Nature Conservancy (@nature_org)
- Megadeth (@Megadeth)
- Mike Stud (@mike_stud)
- Panic! At The Disco (@panicatthedisco)
- Pharrell (@pharrell)
- Paramore (@paramore)
- (RED) (@RED)
- Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams)
- Soundgarden (@soundgarden)
- The New Pornographers (@TheNewPornos)
- twenty one pilots (@twentyonepilots)
- Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa)
- 9/11 Day (@911Day)
Watch for more offers from artists and brands you love coming soon.