In May Amazon launched a variant of this feature that enabled customers to drop items they discovered on Twitter into their shopping carts — using #AmazonCart in replies.
Today’s move adds wish lists to the mix; Amazon noted in a release “just in time for the holiday shopping season.” The company said one in three Amazon customers worldwide used wish lists last year, accounting for 50 items added every second.
#AmazonWishList aims to make that process seamless for Twitter users.
Here’s how it works. A user who sees a tweet that includes an Amazon product, replies to that tweet with the hashtag. If the user has connected his Twitter account with Amazon (via http://ift.tt/1uZrmWT), he’ll receive an immediate Twitter reply and email saying the item has been added. Otherwise, he’ll receive a reply asking him to connect his acco…