Reports says small percentage use Amazon Alexa for shopping

Reports says small percentage use Amazon Alexa for shopping

The light on your Echo device will pulse and you'll hear a notification chime - ask Alexa what the update is, and she'll let you know that's she's learned the answer to a question she previously couldn't answer for you.

Of those 2% who bought something, 90% of them didn't make any additional purchases through Alexa, according to the report.

Meanwhile, most of the people continue using Google Home and Alexa to stream media, checking the weather, and operating connected smart devices. But Amazon's Alexa doesn't like it when there is a question posed that she can't answer. Even these applications can be cagey since the voice-controlled systems most of the time turn simple tasks into shouting sessions. Anyone who has an Echo device or a third-party Alexa-enabled device can get a TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini for $10 with coupon code SMART10.

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"Integrating Amazon Alexa in our range represents a great boost to SEAT's digital ecosystem and connectivity and certainly contributes to position the brand as a front-runner in connected vehicles in Europe", says SEAT President Luca de Meo. The company plans to add deals on purchases like "voice only discounts".

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. It offers a wide variety of features including but not limited to answering questions. But with Amazon rolling out the Answer Update feature, conversations with Alexa are likely to become more engaging.

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. Unfortunately for Amazon, nobody really uses that feature.

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