Amazon Add-on Items can be purchased through Alexa by themselves


A Reddit user by the name of darkcellmp has discovered that if you ask Alexa to order an add-on item from Amazon, an order will be placed for that single item, even though the order total doesn’t meet the $25 minimum that is usually required when purchasing add-on items. If you’re a Prime member, you won’t be charged for shipping either, since all add-on items are technically eligible for free Prime shipping. So the next time you find yourself needing an add-on item, but don’t want to buy anything else, place the order through Alexa.

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  1. Gerard Pinzone says:

    Isn’t there an Alexa app for Android or PC? Can that be used?

  2. Patrick says:

    Thanks for the info, Elias! I ordered a $2.47 add-on item last night through my Echo Dot and it worked like a charm.

  3. Nick K says:

    Tried ordering an item today, and Alexa said she can’t order it but added it to my shopping list instead (not cart, but list). I think this benefit is gone now.

  4. Wendy says:

    No, it still works. Sometimes, Alexa will add stuff to your list if you were not clear enough, it isn’t sold by Amazon itself (which the add-on item must be), or out of stock. But it’s October 2017, and I just ordered an add on solo just fine!


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