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Amazon launches Alexa voice shopping through Prime Now

But there’s a few rules and limitations involves, so if you want to know more, here’s everything you need to know about this new feature.

Some standard rules apply for customers ordering through Prime Now with Alexa. It allows you to order things like detergents, chips, diapers, office supplies and even alcohol from the comfort of your homes. The item will arrive at your door within the next available two-hour delivery window.

Amazon expects to set a sales record Cyber Monday by moving more than 37 million items. Unfortunately, Prime Now is only available in around 30 cities and only in the US, CNET reports. It is a standalone site and mobile app. Now in 2017 the only logical step is for the company to merge the two together and now the company has announced that Alexa now works with Prime Now.

The functionality is available on all Alexa-powered speakers, including the Echo, Echo Dot, and Tap – plus Amazon devices like the Fire Tablet and Fire TV.


The alcohol delivery service is now available only in Seattle, Washington for a range of beers, spirits and wines, and in Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio, for beer and wine. Based on what the retail giant said about the trend of users ordering stuff on its platform via voice command through Alexa, the numbers are really small. It is yet another reason to use Alexa. Alexa will reply with an accurate product that Matches the general request. Additionally, starting today, customers in select cities can use Alexa to voice order cold beer, wine and spirits from Prime Now with free two-hour delivery. The kit is a collection of tools that can add multiple skills to Alexa. Cowen polled 1,250 US adults (over 18 years old) and said that 25% of Amazon’s Prime members used the Prime Now service in January last year and that 66% were between 25 and 44 years old.

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