A Twitter Shopping Service? All Signs point to Yes

Twitter Shopping ServiceA few weeks back we unveiled Facebook’s plan to eventually offer a “Buy” button, which would allow users to purchase a product directly from a business, without ever leaving Facebook. Well, it looks like Twitter has the same idea. Several users recently reported seeing a new “payments and shipping” option in the settings of Twitter’s Android app. The social media giant often tests new features with a small number of users before a larger rollout.

A Twitter Shopping Service? All Signs point to Yes

While the new functionality is not actually functional (yet!), all signs point to Twitter launching a native shopping platform. Last month, the social media site acquired CardSpring, a startup that helps businesses build infrastructure for supporting mobile payments. Hmmmmm. All signs point to a Twitter shopping service. The only question is WHEN?

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  3. 74% of consumers rely on social media to influence their purchasing decisions.
  4. 47% of consumers say Facebook is their No. 1 influence when making a purchase.
  5. As of January 2014, 74% of online adults use social networking sites: 71% of online adults use Facebook, while 19% use Twitter, 17% use Instagram, 21% use Pinterest, and 22% use LinkedIn.
  6. YouTube reaches more U.S. adults aged 18–34 than any cable network.
  7. 71% of consumers who receive a quick brand response are likely to recommend that company to others.
  8. The fastest growing demographic on Twitter is the 55–64 year age bracket, up 79% since 2012. Meanile, the 45–54 year age bracket is the fastest growing demographic on both Facebook and Google+, up 46% and 56% respectively.
  9. 64% of organizations with social customer service say investing in online communities is very important.

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