The fastest way to reorder your basics is asking Alexa

Just say "Alexa, reorder oatmeal"

Since Alexa knows your order history, she'll ask if you want to buy the same oatmeal you previously ordered. Say "Yes," and your favorite oatmeal will be on its way! In place of oatmeal, insert any item you typically reorder on Amazon.

After a season of eating and family-ing, my cabinets (and my energy) are a little drained -- using Alexa to help restock has been so easy. If you don't already use Alexa to do your reordering on Amazon, I highly recommend giving it a try today!

Do This Now: Be sure you have voice purchasing set up in the Alexa app before firing off your reorders. In the Alexa app, tap/click on the hamburger icon in the upper left corner > Settings > Account Settings > Voice Purchasing and toggle on Purchase by Voice.

Pro Tip: In order to place orders on Amazon with simple Alexa commands, you'll need an Amazon Prime membership and updated 1-Click settings (if you've ever used the "Buy Now" button in the Amazon app, that means you're all set with 1-Click settings).

3 things you should always reorder with Alexa:

  1. Household items. All those staples you always seem to be running low on like toilet paper, trash bags, windex and light bulbs
  2. Non-perishable food. Coffee, coconut water, canned goods -- even your vitamins
  3. Kid supplies. Diapers, hand sanitizer, sunscreen and everything else you need
Pro Tip: Got mischievous little ones? Avoid sneaky sweets purchases from your other household shoppers by requiring a 4-digit voice code to confirm Amazon purchases and payments. You'll see this option when following the steps to enable Voice Purchasing shown in "Do This Now" above.

Get VoiceBrew's Alexa Tip Of The Day flash briefing!

Do This Now: 3 easy steps to start listening today (takes 10 seconds):

  1. Tap/click this link to the VoiceBrew flash briefing page
  2. Tap/click the "Enable" Button
  3. Say "Alexa, play my flash briefing" to listen!

Pro Tip: Easily add listening to your flash briefing to your morning Alexa routine! That way, it'll play automatically as you get ready for the day so you don't even have to remember to ask for it.

Remind me what a flash briefing is again? Flash briefings are 2-4 minute "mini-podcasts" available via Alexa, come in almost every flavor you can think of and are a perfect (and fast) way to get daily updates on the topics you care about (like how to get the most out of Alexa!). Listen to the VoiceBrew flash briefing every weekday to get quick highlights from the day's VoiceBrew email newsletter. 

Alexa will soon pay for your gas!

That's right: soon, you'll be able to pay for gas at 11,500 Exxon and Mobil stations just by saying "Alexa, pay for gas." Alexa will execute the transaction via your existing Amazon Pay account so you won't need to do any additional sign-up to use this cool feature once it rolls out.

You can easily access Alexa from your car via the Alexa app on your smartphone (just open it up, tap the Alexa button on the bottom nav bar and start talking), Echo Auto or Echo Buds -- and some car models from GM, Volkswagen, Lamborghini and others have Alexa built so you can start talking to her in the car just like you do at home with your smart speaker.

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