News • 29.08.2017

Ocado becomes the UK’s first supermarket to launch app for Amazon Alexa

Online-only grocery retailer introduces app for voice-controlled shopping

Photo: Ocado becomes the UK’s first supermarket to launch app for Amazon Alexa...
Source: Ocado

Grocery shopping just got even easier thanks to Ocado. The online-only grocery retailer today announces it will be the first supermarket in the UK to launch an app for the voice-controlled Amazon Alexa.

The Ocado app for Amazon Alexa, the voice controlled personal assistant powering the Amazon Echo smart home speaker, will feature a variety of functions enabling customers to:

  • Add a product to an existing order or basket
  • Find out which products are currently in season and receive inspiration for the best ways to include them in recipes
  • Check an existing order or basket to see if a certain product has already been added
  • Keep track of an order by asking “where’s my order?”
  • Confirm the time until which an existing order can be amended

The launch gives consumers the ultimate convenience and flexibility to shop however they prefer – whether that’s online via the Ocado.com webshop, the iOS, watchOS or Android mobile apps or by simply using their voice.

In order to understand customers’ product preferences, the Ocado Technology e-commerce team built an AI-based Ocado Conversational Service which is able to suggest both appropriate and previously bought items, helping customers to add items to their basket effortlessly.

Customers will be able to download the app from Tuesday, August 29th via their Amazon accounts.

Lawrence Hene, Marketing and Commercial Director at Ocado, comments: “Grocery shopping should be quick, easy and convenient. Using voice technology, we’ve made it even easier by developing our new app that will enable our customers to add to their Ocado baskets without lifting a finger.

“Consumer demand for increasingly convenient ways to shop is growing rapidly and we’re excited to be the first supermarket in the UK to offer this technology, making customers’ lives ever easier. Alexa will add any item to your Ocado basket simply by asking her to do so. It’s as easy as that.”

Source: Ocado

related articles:

popular articles:

Thumbnail-Photo: Toshiba spotlights new innovations for empowering retail...
21.01.2019   #mobile payment #payment systems

Toshiba spotlights new innovations for empowering retail

Showcasing its latest solutions, services and innovative concepts at hall 9 booth B42

Visitors to EuroCIS 2019 will learn at Toshiba's booth how every retailer can design his checkout to suit his and the customers' needs. Under the motto "Empowering the Art of Retail", Toshiba will present its end-to-end IT ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Cash as a driver of innovation
26.11.2018   #cash management #cash handling systeme

Cash as a driver of innovation

Interview with Frédéric Beuve, Director of Global SMARTtill Technology at APG Cash Drawer

During the Equipmag show in Paris in September, iXtenso had the opportunity to speak with Frédéric Beuve, Director of Global SMARTtill Technology at APG Cash Drawer, about his ongoing projects within Europe and his view into the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Trend 2019: The digitization of the stationary retail trade...
29.11.2018   #digitization #omnichannel

Trend 2019: The digitization of the stationary retail trade

From retail to omnichannel business model

For stationary retailers, it is no longer enough to think individually about e-commerce or other digital strategies. Instead, the focus is on networking online, mobile and offline channels and implementing a multichannel strategy, the so-called ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Kaufland relies on state-of-the-art technology...
07.11.2018   #pos systems #retail

Kaufland relies on state-of-the-art technology

With an innovative POS system by AURES Technologies

Kaufland offers a completely new shopping experience with ist new store concept. The markets convince with their new, noble and highquality appearance. Modern colors combined with light wood and a new lighting concept create a pleasant atmosphere. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Visual search: a picture says more than a thousand words...
21.01.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

Visual search: a picture says more than a thousand words

The new product search using images

Showing a photo of a product is often easier than describing it in words. This also applies to e-commerce. That's why customers can now simply upload and find a picture of a desired product online. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Accurate and efficient: Artificial Intelligence for hiring and...
12.12.2018   #personnel management #artificial intelligence

Accurate and efficient: Artificial Intelligence for hiring and recruiting employees

"Other channels are no longer working": Interview with Melikshah Ünver from Taledo

Skilled labor shortage, high turnover rates and the challenges of digitization: recruiting and hiring top-quality employees is especially difficult in the retail sector, particularly when companies must shake off a dull and dusty image. This is when ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Bygg-Ole in Sweden streamlines stores with electronic shelf labels...
12.10.2018   #electronic shelf labels (ESL) #electronic shelf labelling

Bygg-Ole in Sweden streamlines stores with electronic shelf labels

For more efficiency and free up time for more promotional activities

With the goal of saving time and money, the DIY retailer Bygg-Ole in Stockholm has implemented the solution Breece electronic shelf labels, which will help the DIY retailer to increase efficiency and free up time for more promotional ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The new connection: Mobile payment via electronic shelf labels...
03.01.2019   #mobile payment #brick and mortar retail

The new connection: Mobile payment via electronic shelf labels

Interview with Alexander Hahn from digital payment service provider Wirecard

It’s a customer’s dream: no more waiting in line at the checkout counter. At this point, consumers can already scan their purchases with their smartphones, pay and leave the store. Wirecard collaborates with SES-imagotag and makes this ...

Thumbnail-Photo: New cash management solutions for the convenience sector...
08.11.2018   #cash management #cash handling systeme

New cash management solutions for the convenience sector

APG Cash Drawer partners with MSP Systems

APG Cash Drawer, a fast-growing global manufacturer of cash management solutions, announced today its new partnership with MSP Systems, a leading EPOS technology provider for the convenience sector in the UK.  MSP is now offering the SMARTtill ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Top-Toy strengthens stores with digital initiatives...
02.10.2018   #brick and mortar retail #digitization

Top-Toy strengthens stores with digital initiatives

Digital initiatives to boost the stores and ensure competitiveness

A highly competitive market with frequent campaigns such as Halloween, Black Friday, and Christmas puts great demands on retailers. This is also the case with Top-Toy, the leading Nordic toy group, which operates the Toys "r" ...

Supplier

Superdata EDV-Vertrieb GmbH
Superdata EDV-Vertrieb GmbH
Ruhrstr. 90
22761 Hamburg
AURES Technologies GmbH
AURES Technologies GmbH
Maisacherstr. 118
82256 Fürstenfeldbruck
Permaplay Media Solutions GmbH
Permaplay Media Solutions GmbH
Aschmattstr. 8
76532 Baden-Baden
Elo Touch Solutions NV
Elo Touch Solutions NV
Kolonel Begaultlaan 1C11
3012 Leuven
APG Cash Drawer
APG Cash Drawer
4 The Drove
BN9 0LA Newhaven
Allgeier Enterprise Services
Allgeier Enterprise Services
Westerbachstr. 32
61476 Kronberg im Taunus
Delfi Technologies GmbH
Delfi Technologies GmbH
Landgraben 75
24232 Schönkirchen
Intenta GmbH
Intenta GmbH
Ahornstraße 55
09112 Chemnitz
EUROEXPO Messe- und Kongress-GmbH
EUROEXPO Messe- und Kongress-GmbH
Joseph-Dollinger-Bogen 9
80807 München