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Surprise! No One Buys Things via Alexa

Surprise! No One Buys Things via Alexa

When asked to define what this meant, Alexa replied: "If you ask me a question and I don't know the answer, but I find out later, I'll notify you". Currently, users who are shopping with Alexa mainly use it to stock up on home supplies. The skill will not be triggered "after listening to a news item or other information about a news item". In fact, so far this year, only about 2% of consumers made a purchase with their voice commands.

Meanwhile, most of the people continue using Google Home and Alexa to stream media, checking the weather, and operating connected smart devices. Even those functions can be cagey: As Gizmodo colleague Alex Cranz noted in a recent review of Amazon's Fire TV Cube, voice-controlled systems can turn simple tasks into irritating shouting sessions.

People are becoming busier, and the adoption of cloud services in Amazon Alexa auto will be able to optimize the users time behind the wheel. Though it will be easier to see for how long users will remain on the board just for the sake of a few bucks before switching back to the site like they did before.




One of the Information's sources said they believe it is simply a matter of finding out how they could encourage people to continue buying via Alexa through data analysis, after which point they could grow the market quickly. The feature will be rolling out to Alexa-enabled devices over the course of this week, and users will be able to say "Alexa, turn on Answer Updates" in order to enable it. "The trend in voice-activated services is growing and for this reason we want to make it available to our customers".

Conclusively, the best tool to keep people glued to shopping from Amazon is a smartphone or a computer, which is already in the hands of the customers. One of the other features, being an Amazon product after all, is the ability to order items via voice and shop.


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