Window shopping? Gone. Let your fingers do the shopping? Nah. It’s all about voice shopping this weekend as Amazon kicks off its Alexa-exclusive deals for Amazon Prime members. I can’t wait to hear the stories of your kids racking up all sorts of charges on Amazon.
Not a Prime member? Amazon has that on sale today for $79. Enable one-click ordering, and you’re set never to leave your couch. Bring our jobs back? I think we might need our willpower back first.
Alexa Shopping Phrases
You’ll need a voice-enabled device – Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, Fire HD Tablet or Fire TV. Ok, Amazon. We got it. You want to make serious cash this weekend.
Assaf Ronen, vice president of Amazon voice shopping, talked about the new way to holiday shop:
“Voice shopping with Alexa takes the hassle out of the holidays, giving customers the ability to order from millions of items simply by saying the word.”
Alexa, get rid of my relatives. Is this thing on?
Well, damn. What can you order from Amazon via Alexa?
If you want to save $80 on a 32-inch Samsung 1080p LED TV, say “Alexa, order a Samsung TV.”
Oh, how I wish I were a kid again.
Need a 10-piece All-Clad cookware set? “Alexa, order an All-Clad cookware set.”
How about studio headphones from Beyerdynamic? “Alexa, order studio headphones.” And an extra dongle you already lost when you bought the iPhone 7.
What about mundane shopping? Save 30 percent on Amazon Basics AA batteries with – “Alexa, order AA batteries.”
“Alexa, order a Garth Brooks CD.” And order a CD player so you can jam to Garth’s greatest hits. You know, before he had the midlife crisis and decided to be Chris Gaines.
“Alexa, order a Star Wars Rebel Fighter.”
Seriously, I’m damn tempted to send my nephew an Echo Dot and watch the madness ensue.
“Alexa, order a Star Wars robot.” Sure my brother might give me the cold shoulder for a few, but it’s worth the price.
Amazon wants to keep you talking. While the Alexa deals are valid for this weekend only, Ronen promises the company will continue Alexa-exclusive deals through the holiday season. And if your order value pushes through $10, you automatically get a $5 Amazon gift card.
Easy there, extreme shoppers. You’re only getting one gift card. I can neither confirm nor deny thinking exactly what everyone else was.
While the deals last the weekend, the memories of your kids blitzing your Visa card are everlasting.