10 Alexa Skills for Shopping (and Selling)

10 Alexa Skills for Shopping (and Selling)

July 26, 2017 3:02 pm

In “The Growing Adoption of Voice Commerce,” my earlier submit, I addressed how Amazon’s Alexa is the main voice-based mostly assistant.

I discussed within the publish that Amazon now presents Alexa Voice Service, an API, and the associated Alexa Expertise Package, a set of third-get together APIs and instruments that make it simpler to create voice-pushed capabilities for Alexa.

You possibly can seek for and allow Expertise within the Alexa iOS or Android app or from the Alexa Expertise “retailer” on the website. To make use of an Alexa Talent, first allow it, after which converse your request based mostly on the instance phrases proven within the app.

There are literally thousands of Alexa Expertise. All are free to make use of and fairly a couple of are associated to buying (for shoppers) and promoting (for retailers). On this submit, I’ll spotlight ten of those.

Expertise for Buying

DailyDeal. DailyDeal reads the present offers from Amazon. As soon as somebody likes a deal, she will use a voice command to order the deal on Amazon utilizing Alexa.

DailyDeal

DailyDeal

Deal Sniper. Deal Sniper is designed for locating offers particular to a model as an alternative of sharing the entire record of offers. It searches the online based mostly on the model identify and returns any offers that it finds. That is useful if a shopper is aware of the manufacturers to store.

Deal Sniper

Deal Sniper

WhatsThePrice. WhatsThePrice returns the present worth of a single merchandise. The prevailing limitation is to limit the merchandise identify to at least one phrase however because the Talent will get up to date to help phrases, its adoption will presumably develop.

WhatsThePrice

WhatsThePrice

Ask Peapod. Ask Peapod permits ordering groceries utilizing voice instructions, so a shopper can order even when his arms are busy, akin to when washing greens. The order might be delivered inside a few hours utilizing Amazon Prime Now. Furthermore, a shopper can hold including groceries to his purchasing basket as he remembers them and order on the finish of the day. Ask Peapod additionally permits reordering of earlier purchases.

AskPeapod

AskPeapod

1-800-Flowers. The 1-800-Flowers Talent lets you order flowers simply by choosing a reputation out of your contacts, a supply date, and the identify of the flower association. It really works properly when a shopper is aware of the identify of the flower association. It requires linking of an present 1-800-Flowers account, however after that it's straightforward to ship flowers.

1-800-Flowers

1-800-Flowers

Present Genie. Present Genie suggests a present utilizing generic phrases like “mother,” “dad,” and “spouse” and the alternatives can then be bought on Amazon. This works with one other Talent referred to as the “birthday reminder.”

GiftGenie

GiftGenie

Make My Look. Make My Look is a styling helper. Customers can discover matching colours by simply asking a query, comparable to, “What colour appears good with inexperienced?”

Make My Look

Make My Look

Expertise for Promoting

Distributors that help the service provider group have additionally launched Expertise on the Alexa Expertise retailer. Listed here are three examples.

3dcart. The 3dcart Talent is for retailers who use 3dcart, the ecommerce platform. Retailers can use voice instructions to examine for the day by day gross sales from their website and even ask for the annual gross sales quantity.

3dcart

3dcart

UPS. The united statesSkill permits shipments to be tracked utilizing voice instructions. It additionally helps discovering a UPS location and getting an estimate on a cargo. After linking the united statesaccount, the Talent permits checking for shipments with out utilizing a monitoring quantity.

UPS Shipment Tracking

UPS

Net Analytics. The Net Analytics Talent supplies the customer visitors from Google Analytics. The service provider’s Google Analytics account must be linked earlier than utilizing the Talent.

Web Analytics

Net Analytics


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