Twitter and Amex Team Up For Hashtag Payments

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The social media savvy can now turn their Twitter profiles into shopping carts.

Because people spend an average of 6.9 hours per month on social networking sites, Twitter and American Express have announced a partnership that will allow Twitter users to buy products by simply tweeting the appropriate hashtag. The new service is available beginning Wednesday, Feb. 13, including offers for discounted products such as the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Song Action Cam.

For those savvy tweeters who are looking to turn their Twitter profiles into e-commerce shopping carts, here’s a helpful guide on how to shop using only a hashtag.