Alexa can now notify you when items in your shopping list or cart are about to go on sale

Amazon has announced a new Alexa capability that can alert you, up to 24 hours in advance, if an item in your shopping cart, wish list, or “saved for later” list is about to go on sale. The alert arrives in the usual manner of Alexa notifications, which is a pulsing yellow light on Echo speakers or a popup on Echo Show devices. Once you receive one of these deal notifications, you can even ask Alexa to automatically buy the item on your behalf once the sale price goes live.

To enable this feature, open the Settings menu in the Alexa app and look for the “Notifications” menu. From there, tap on “Amazon Shopping” and turn on the “Deal Recommendations” option. Then the next time a known sale is clode to happening for a product on your wish list, in your shopping cart, or your “saved for later” list, you should get a notification through your Alexa device.

After listening to (on an Echo speaker) or viewing (on an Echo Show) your deal notification, you can say “Alexa, buy it for me” to have Alexa automatically buy the item once the discounted price is available. Amazon says that “Alexa will use the default payment and delivery address in your Amazon account to make the purchase.”

Currently, this new Alexa capability is only available to Prime members in the US. It also requires that you own a fourth generation or newer Echo device.

4 comments
  1. Brantome says:

    The notification setting appears in the U.K. Alexa app too :)

  2. Tom Wooden says:

    my God amazon is turning people into robots.

    • Nate says:

      I think you’ve got it backwards. To me, it appears that Amazon is giving people the opportunity to program some of Amazon’s robots.
      Anyway, we’ve already had this capability for years by using camelcamelcamel.com

      • Tom Wooden says:

        YOUR RIGHT I saying people need to do things for themselves and not rely on others to do that for them.Otherwise, people can never learn and will be lost.

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