Further evidence that Twitter is planning to venture into e-commerce emerged this week when users of its Android app noticed the appearance of an apparently dormant ‘Payment & shipping’ option inside the settings menu.
Rumours about Twitter’s e-commerce plans have been circulating for some months. The company already works with brands including American Express and Amazon t provide special deals, gifts options and the ability to add items their online shopping card without leaving their timeline.
In addition, in June, there were reports that ‘Buy Now’ buttons had begun appearing in tweets, linking to the retail site Fancy. Payments provider Stripe has also been rumoured to have had discussions with Twitter regarding commerce opportunities, and last month Twitter announced it had acquired payments infrastructure company CardSpring.
Despite the buzz around Twitter’s apparent plans, however, the details as to what their e-commerce model may look like. The company has declined to comment on the inclusion of the app feature and has not made any announcement about a planned e-commerce service.
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