Amazon is coming with Prime Day 2017

Amazon's Alexa skill count reaches 15000

Amazon offers $20 off Prime membership as part of exclusive Alexa-powered Prime Day deals

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Amazon is also continuing last year's efforts by introducing early-access perks for those who shop with their voice. Customers who purchase with Alexa's help between now and Prime Day, July 11, also receive a bonus $10 promo code. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners said in January that 8.2 million U.S. Amazon customers now have Alexa-enabled Echo devices, according to data mailed to Retail Dive.

Moving back to Prime Day voice shopping, Amazon has more than 100 exclusive deals in store beginning today and running all the way until the end of the day on July 17.

According to a report on Voicebot and later confirmed by Amazon, Alexa crossed the 15,000 skills milestone on Friday.

Kicking off at 6pm on 10 July across the UK, US, Japan, Canada, Spain, Italy, Germany, France and Austria, the third annual sales event is set to be the company's biggest yet, and will end at midnight on 11 July. Amazon offered this deal during Prime Day past year. Remember that this deal is only good today (or while supplies last), so you'll want to pick it up before it's gone.

Save $6 on Greenies dog treats, original flavor, 27 oz. - say, "Alexa, order Greenies dog treats". " followed by something like: "Alexa, order a Bose Soundlink III".

Save 50% on Wickedly Prime Sweet n' Cheesy Popcorn Mix - say, "Alexa, order Sweet and Cheesy Popcorn".

There'll be free next-day delivery on nearly everything in Amazon's Prime Day sale.

So nothing until the evening of July 10?

For instance, say "Alexa, order Haribo Gummi Bears".

You'll need to check constantly, though, as the deals will rotate in and out throughout the days and weeks to come.

Keywords are an important factor for voice shopping to work.

While Amazon will be slashing the prices on hundreds of products, it's still worth comparing the prices of other retailers.

Amazon continues to change the way people shop on the Internet.

"Amazon voice shopping is an exciting benefit exclusively for Prime members", said Greg Greeley, Vice President Amazon Prime. "This is the year Alexa conquers the world". But Prime Day 2016 was beleaguered by some technical difficulties when some customers found it hard to add certain deals to their shopping carts.

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