Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Amazon launches text-message shopping - Boston.com

Sign of the times

Amazon.com Inc.'s brick-and-mortar competitors have yet another reason to fear the Web: a new service that lets shoppers compare prices and buy things with a few quick taps on their cell phones.

    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.

    Amazon launches text-message shopping - Boston.com

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