Re/Code broke the news that Twitter was in discussion with Stripe to allow users to make purchases right from a tweet! Whilst Stripe is at the front of the line of folks offering to power that feature who knows if that exclusivity will last as one could imagine Paypal would be one of those Twitter is also taking to.
Later this year, Twitter is expected to unveil buttons within tweets that say “Buy” or some variation of the word; after clicking on the button, shoppers are expected to be able to enter in payment and possibly shipping information without leaving Twitter’s service. Sources say that businesses that want to sell products or services within tweets are being instructed to sign up with Stripe to process payments on their behalf. While Stripe is believed to be Twitter’s only payments partner now working on the e-commerce business, it’s not clear whether that will remain the case over the long haul.