Bengaluru: In an India-first function, Amazon on Wednesday introduced that customers can now pay their utility payments with Amazon Pay simply by chatting with its digital assistant Alexa within the nation.
The brand new Alexa function helps fee of payments throughout classes comparable to electrical energy, water, post-paid cellular, cooking gasoline, broadband, DTH and extra.
Customers of Amazon Echo, Fireplace TV Stick and different gadgets with Alexa built-in, can simply give instructions comparable to “Alexa, pay my mobile bill” or “Alexa, pay my electricity bill” to get began.
“The mixing of Amazon Pay with Alexa will assist scale back each effort and time for purchasers who use Amazon Pay for invoice funds and repeat related transactions each month.
“We’re excited to share that that is an India-first function which Alexa prospects in India can take pleasure in earlier than some other worldwide prospects,” Puneesh Kumar, Nation Supervisor for Alexa Experiences and Gadgets, mentioned in a press release.
Alexa will retrieve the quantity due for payments from their registered Amazon account and ask for buyer affirmation earlier than processing the fee. Prospects can allow a voice pin on the Alexa app to make transactions safer.
As soon as authorised, Alexa will full the transaction utilizing Amazon Pay, and ship a notification to the shopper’s registered cell phone quantity, confirming the transaction.
Alexa may also ship a hyperlink to register their invoice particulars on the Amazon purchasing app earlier than continuing for the fee, mentioned the corporate.