Twitter strikes e-commerce partnership with Amazon

|By:, SA News Editor

By replying to a tweet containing a link for a product sold on Amazon (AMZN) with the hashtag #AmazonCart, Twitter (TWTR -0.5%) users will be able to automatically add the products to their shopping carts.

Amazon, which has more than its share of affiliate marketing partnerships, tells Seeking Alpha Twitter doesn't generate revenue from shopping cart additions made via #AmazonCart.

The deal follows Twitter's hiring of Google exec Philippe Dauman Jr. to be its e-commerce partnership chief, and reports the company is looking to partner with Stripe to enable credit-card payments on its site and apps.

Shares are edging lower ahead of a lockup expiration that goes into effect tomorrow.