Alexa will notify users when Wishlist goes on sale
Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant will soon tell users when items they’ve been looking at are on sale, CNBC reported Thursday, March 31.
The e-commerce titan says Alexa will notify Prime customers 24 hours in advance of upcoming sales on items in their Amazon Wishlist and Shopping Carts, in addition to items they’ve bookmarked “save for later”.
The report notes that if a customer is looking at a new TV, for example, Alexa will alert them that it’s on sale – the Amazon Echo ring will turn yellow when this happens, allowing the user to ask Alexa about it.
Customers will also be able to ask Alexa to remind them of deals when they’re live, or ask the device to order items for them. According to CNBC, this feature will help customers save time and prepare for big sales like Prime Day, and will benefit Amazon as more users buy more products from the site.
The feature will work with fourth-generation and newer Echo smart speakers.
PYMNTS wrote that Amazon has also renewed its contract with JP Morgan Chase as the primary issuer of its Prime credit card, although it plans to switch to American Express.
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That bank, along with Synchrony, were vying to fill the void if JP Morgan was dropped as Mastercard considered replacing Visa as Amazon’s payment network.
The report said Amazon’s decision, which is the result of months of negotiations, would allow JP Morgan Chase to issue the company’s rewards credit card.
Amazon has a reputation for tough negotiations with its partners, and it has been able to convince potential card issuers to agree to its terms, which include a provision to contribute a portion of the bank’s revenue when making loans. and provide a portion of the interchange fee a bank might normally retain.