Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Amazon launches SMS shopping

The e-commerce king, Amazon.com move a step further in their online retailing with the launching of their text-message shopping (SMS Shopping) on 1st April 2008.

Named TextBuyIt, its work when:
  • Customer text (SMS) the name of the product with its description/ID to 262966 ("Amazon" on keypad).
  • Amazon will return 2 results at a time, if the stock matches the order.
  • Customer will be then can choose between the two options by texting 1 or 2.
  • They also can request for more option by texting "M" (More).
  • The system will call them and walk through the checkout process using an automated voice system.
  • Confirmation will be sent through text message and e-mail (entered during the registration process earlier)
  • Order status can be checked through the web site of Amazon.com.
Source: Yahoo Tech News - Amazon launches text-message shopping


1 comment:

vickie said...

erm.. currently only available at USA ba?