Monday, November 24, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Regin Trojan Enables Stealthy Surveillance: Symantec
ASTC Says 100 TB HDDs Coming in 2025
Alienware Alpha PC Gaming Console Now Shipping
Samsung Files ITC Complaint Against Nvidia
Europe To Ask Google Unlink Its Commercial And Search Services
Streaming TV Service Aereo Files for Bankruptcy
Square Launches Cash Register Service
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the Biggest Entertainment Launch of 2014
Active Discussions
cdrw trouble
CDR for car Sat Nav
DVD/DL for Optiarc 7191S at 8X
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
Made video, won't play back easily
New Features In Firefox 33
updated tests for dvd and cd burners
How to generate lots of different CDs quickly
 Home > News > Mobiles > Amazon ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Amazon lets customers text to buy


Shoppers can compare prices from wherever their cell phones work

Amazon TextBuyIt, which launched late Tuesday, lets people text the name of a product, its description or its UPC or ISBN to 262966 (that's "Amazon" on the keypad) from anywhere their cell phones work ? including from inside physical stores.

If Amazon stocks matching items, the service returns two results at a time. Shoppers can immediately buy one of the first two the selections by texting back the number "1'" or "2," or they can ask for more by texting the letter "M."

New TextBuyIt customers will be prompted to enter the e-mail address associated with their existing Amazon account plus a shipping zip code. The service then calls them and walks through the checkout process using an automated voice system. Shoppers get confirmation by text message and e-mail.

From there, the customers can check on order status on Amazon's Web site.

Howard Gefen, director of Amazon mobile payments, would not directly answer when asked if the service is meant to extend Amazon's reach by poaching customers browsing at bookstores or big-box electronics retailers.

"We think this is a great experience. We think they'll use the product ... wherever they happen to be,'' he said.


Previous
Next
"Velocity Mobile" Announces Two High End Windows Mobile Phones        All News        Micron Samples 4 Gigabyte DDR3 Notebook Modules
"Velocity Mobile" Announces Two High End Windows Mobile Phones     Mobiles News      Nokia Unveils N810 Mobile Internet Tablet For WiMax

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Kindle Owners get Access To Washington Post app
Hachette and Amazon Reach Agreement On e-books
Amazon Launches Lambda Compute Service For AWS Programmers
Amazon Echo Speaker Listens To Your Voice
Amazon's Workforce Is Mainly Male, White
Amazon Takes On Google's Chromecast with Fire TV Stick
Amazon To Open First Physical Store: report
European Commission Investigates Amazon's Luxembourg Tax Deals
Amazon Purchases .buy Domain for 4.6 Million Dollars
Amazon Announces New Fire HDX, Fire HD Tablets And New Kindles
Amazon's Prime Instant Video Now Available on Android Phones
Amazon Fire Phone Now Available For 99 Cents

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .