Back in 2015, Amazon brought its Prime Now service (you know, that service where you can order whatever and have it rock up to your front door in an hour) to the UK, and a year later it unleashed the force of nature that is the Amazon Echo and Alexa to the country. Now in 2017 the only logical step is for the company to merge the two together and now the company has announced that Alexa now works with Prime Now.
Prime subscribers have for some time been able to buy products through Alexa, but now tens of thousands of products are available for free two-hour delivery. Users can take advantage of this dangerously simple process by simply asking Alexa to order from Prime Now. Alexa can order multiple items at once, make recommendations and will automatically choose the next available 2-hour delivery window.
"Bringing Prime Now to Alexa voice shopping combines two of the most innovative shopping technologies available for an experience that our customers are going to wonder how they ever lived without," said Assaf Ronen, vice president of voice shopping at Amazon. "We’re excited to offer the full Prime Now catalogue with Alexa, including tens of thousands of items, which allows you to refill everyday essentials you’ve just run out of like diapers or dish soap, or cater to unexpected guests with merlot and ice cream, all without ever leaving your house or even getting up from the couch."
Have a look at the video below to see how it all works
Prime Now currently operates in 30 major cities, including London, and is set to expand in the coming months.