Technology for the smart home is constantly evolving. Every year, companies release more and more advanced devices that can automatically connect to other services and have many additional functions.
An example of such a smart device is Amazon’s Echo speaker. It has Alexa’s voice assistant installed by default, which can join different services and then send you alerts directly to your smart speaker. It can be anything, a new message alert, a social media update, or a reminder.
You can also do many other things with these speakers, such as check the weather outside, ask about important news, check traffic on your way to work or make grocery lists. It’s very convenient and works great.
Alexa from Amazon is also connected to Amazon’s own services and can alert you that a package is coming soon or that it’s already waiting at the pickup point.
What Amazon Alexa’s shopping notifications are
Alexa’s virtual assistant can send you notifications about purchases you make on Amazon. With the help of Amazon’s Echo devices. These notifications usually indicate when the item is arriving or that it has already been delivered and is waiting for you to pick it up.
For many people, these notifications will be helpful. However, if you are planning to surprise your loved ones, Alexa can easily ruin it with this feature.
What are the types of notifications about purchase from Alexa
There are several types of notifications from Alexa. Owners of Echo and Echo Show can understand that they have received a notification of purchase with a distinctive two-tone “bing-bong” beep. The speakers themselves will emit a green-yellow ring at the top of the device.
Also, the Echo Show will display a bell icon in the corner of the screen.
You just need to ask “Alexa, what’s my notification?” and the device will describe the notification with a beep. The message will sound something like “You have one new notification. A package will be delivered today from the Amazon store for John.” In the case of Ehlo Shaw, the notification will also be duplicated on the screen.
However, sometimes Alexa can also sound out exactly what came in the order. For example, if you ask Alexa what your notification is, she may tell you that there is a package waiting for you that contains a Nintendo Switch.
Such a notification can spoil the whole wait for your child. In that case, it might be helpful to simply turn off notifications on purchases in Alexa.
How to turn off purchase notifications in Alexa
These notifications can actually be set up and turned off, just like notifications from any other service. In the case of Amazon shopping, it’s pretty easy to do. You just need to :
- Download and install the Alexa app for iOS or Android.
- Open the Alexa app and click on the More tab in the lower right corner.
- Then select Settings.
- After that you need to find the Notifications button.
- In the next menu, click on the Amazon Shopping option.
- This is where you’ll be able to see all the Amazon shopping notifications available to you.
- Find the toggle switch to enable or disable notifications and put it in the disabled state. It should appear in black and white.
If you want to turn the notifications back on in the future, just go to the same menu and turn them back on. It’s pretty easy to do.