Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Surprise, no one buys things via Alexa -- TechCrunch

"No one" is an exaggeration; 2% reportedly did, and of those, 90% haven't tried again
"Some numbers published in a report from The Information reveal that very few owners of Alexa-powered devices use them for shopping. Of about 50 million Alexa users, only about 100,000 reportedly bought something via voice interface more than once. It’s not exactly surprising, but it may still harm the narrative of conversational commerce that Amazon and others are trying to advance.

The Amazon  Echo and its brethren are mostly used for the expected everyday purposes of listening to music, asking what the weather will be like tomorrow and setting timers. All of these things are obviously things that phones do as well, but there’s something to be said for having a stationary hub for the more domestic tasks."
 Surprise, no one buys things via Alexa --  TechCrunch
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