Why? Alexa shopping on Amazon is easier than most people think. If you are one of the millions of people who, like me, reorder things through Amazon multiple times per week, it will save you a lot of time and energy. For example, I noticed as I was making breakfast this morning that I was running low on walnuts…
- I said “Alexa, buy more walnuts on Amazon”
- Alexa said “Based on your order history, I found Nut Cravings California Walnuts […some other brief product info], and it’s $11.95 on Amazon. Would you like to buy it?”
- I said “Yes” and the order was confirmed!
How? “Alexa, buy more [insert item you want to reorder] on Amazon”
Set-up (less than 30 seconds): Open your Alexa app and tap the hamburger (three horizontal lines) icon on the upper left > Settings > Alexa Account > Voice Purchasing and toggle “Purchase by Voice” on. Note that you’ll need to have an Amazon Prime membership to be able to take advantage of this feature.
Pro Tip #1: For those of you with mischievous little ones running around, you can also require a 4-digit voice code to confirm Amazon purchases and payments.
Pro Tip #2: Say “Alexa, where’s my stuff” to track your recent Amazon orders.
Pro Tip #3: If you have an Echo Show (Echo with a screen), Alexa is great for non-reorders too because she will show your purchase options on the screen so you can flip through them. Give it a try!