Amazon is set to make a massive push into ecommerce with the launch of a new shopping app for Amazon Prime customers.
The Amazon Alexa app is being rolled out for Prime members across the world, and users will be able to buy, sell, and buy and sell with Amazon’s Alexa assistant on the device.
It is designed to work with the Alexa voice assistant to offer shoppers with different product categories and shopping experiences.
“We’re excited to make Amazon a part of the ecommerce ecosystem, but you may want to read our article on how to buy Amazon products with Alexa before you dive in,” Amazon wrote on the Amazon website.
“If you’re a Prime member, you’ll be able add Amazon to your cart as an add-on, and the same is true of any other Prime member.”
Amazon Prime members are charged a 10 per cent fee to add Amazon as a service and will be required to buy and use Amazon products through Alexa when they sign up.
While Prime members will be given a few weeks to make their purchases and set up their shopping accounts before Amazon’s arrival, the app is only available for a limited number of customers, and Amazon said it had yet to finalise pricing.
Amazon’s Amazon Echo is an Amazon-branded voice assistant that can be controlled via an app or website.
The company has previously said it is launching a “bigger and better” Echo Dot in 2019, with a 10-inch screen, a smart speaker, and a more powerful speaker.
Amazon also confirmed plans to launch Alexa in the UK this month.
“Amazon Alexa will be available in the United Kingdom in the coming weeks,” a spokesperson said.
“There’s no word yet on when or how much the new Amazon Alexa will cost.
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