Twitter confirms today they are beginning testing on their newest advancement: the Twitter BUY button.
Businesses can embed the Twitter buy button into a tweet, which will allow followers to purchase an item instantly through the service. According to Twitter, a “small percentage” of users in the US will start seeing the Twitter buy button today! “This is an early step,” Twitter said in a blog post, “in our building functionality into Twitter to make shopping from mobile devices convenient and easy, hopefully even fun.”
The best part about this advancement into e-commerce is that companies do not have to advertise these tweets in order to use the Twitter buy button. Promoting the tweet is certainly a good move, but not required.
Stay tuned for more information about this new feature as it comes out.
Thank you to WIRED for this photo:
If you’re a social media marketing professional, this is especially great news. Twitter just became a much more effective tool for online sales which makes it easier for us to explain the value of consistent, strategy-based management. We recommend reaching out to your clients with online stores immediately and integrating a plan for utilizing the Twitter buy button as soon as possible. This plan should include determining their most popular product (start with that), possibly a first-time buyer discount, and of course…high-res images to attract the buyers.
We can’t wait to see how this affects our world!
Rachel is a digital marketing strategist, and CEO of Belle Strategies. She spends her time helping clients leverage the digital space to reach and convert their communities into lifelong customers.