Skip pizza tonight because you can now order sushi or any takeout meals through your Echo, Dot or other Alexa-enabled devices. Just ask Alexa to place your order from any of Amazon’s affiliated restaurants. But here’s the catch – the feature is only available for Prime Members and for re-orders.
“Customers now have a hands-free, hassle-free way to reorder any meal from Amazon Restaurants using their voice to get dinner on the table. We are excited to leverage the innovative Alexa technology and give Prime members another easy way for Amazon Restaurants to take care of dinnertime with no menu markups and free delivery in one hour or less,” said Amazon Restaurants’ General Manager, Gus Lopez.
If you haven’t tried ordering from Amazon Restaurants before, then you have to place your orders through the web or the app first, before you can start using voice command.
Upon saying the command (for example, “Alexa, order from Amazon Restaurants” or “Alexa, order sushi from Amazon Restaurants”), the system will pull up your order history and give a list of restaurants and meals available based on your previous orders. You don’t have to pay an additional charge. In fact, if you spend $20 or more, the delivery is free.
As of today, this feature is only available in 20 cities like Seattle, LA, Miami, Dallas, Manhattan and Chicago to name a few. But with Amazon supporting and tolerating its consumers’ laziness, I’m pretty sure that it will expand to other cities too.
So there you have it – another reason to get an Alexa-enabled device and subscribe to Amazon Prime. If you are not a Prime Member yet, click HERE to upgrade your subscription.