‘Twitterati’ in India soon will be able to pay their bills through the social networking site. The famous micro-blogging site today announced a partnership with Indian startup Lookup to facilitate users send a direct message to @lookuplite in order to make payments, book services and appointments, enquire about product availability and many more.
Lookup enables retailers and consumers to directly chat with each other via messaging and has over a 1.2 million registered users across Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.
As of now, Twitter has a ‘buy’ option to help users directly buy within the site but through this partnership, orders and payments would have separate offline option with the giant micro-blogging site facilitating the conversation further. The startup will make use of Twitter’s API (Application Programme Interface) and it’s monitoring facilities to make gateway for a customer and his/her seller.
In today’s social networking uproar, keeping mobile numbers private has also become an uphill task. But instead of using mobile numbers, Lookup uses Google Maps to provide users with details of all the retailers in their respective area.
Source: Indian Express