Images have surfaced showing a ‘buy’ button on Twitter. In the long run, this seems to make it possible to buy products directly from a Tweet. The images seem to confirm previous rumors.
The images were put online by Re/code and show a Twitter message touting a product, with a button below to buy the product immediately. To set up the purchasing service, according to the site, we work together with payment processor Stripe. At least one website would partner with Twitter for product offerings: fancy.com, a site that offers a wide variety of products. Incidentally, talks are said to be underway with other retailers to offer products on Twitter.
Products are promoted on Twitter via the Discover tab, which now mainly shows popular Tweets and activity from followed users. The entire purchase process must be able to be carried out via the Twitter interface; of purchase, payment and tracking of the package to be sent.
According to Recode’s sources, the images show a mock-up of what Twitter’s product service, which would be called Twitter Commerce, will look like. As a result, it is possible that the final service will look different, although the images give a good indication of the plans that the social networking site has.
The images shown confirm previous rumors spread by Re/code. The site previously reported that Twitter was working on the ability to purchase products directly from the social networking site.