Amazon introduced in the United States the Shopping List Savingswhich allows you to use theapp di Alexa to get the cashback on purchases scanning the receipts. This feature allows you to have credit on your Amazon account, even when you shop at the supermarket. On the other hand, will also provide Amazon with information about the purchases you make offline.
Amazon Alexa offers cashback by scanning the shopping receipt
The new feature looks really easy to use. On the Alexa app you can find information about any products and add them to your shopping list. And when you go to the supermarket or shop to buy the products, you have to scan receipt and barcode. Just use the smartphone camera.
This will allow you to have credit on the your virtual Amazon gift card, within 24 to 48 hours. And you can use it for any purchase you want to make on the platform.
The counterpart of this promotion is that you will also provide data to Amazon on purchases made offline. In fact, the company explained to TechCrunch that “we will get all the information provided, including the images of the receipts and the information we could extract from those received and the offers that you activate. You understand and acknowledge that your personal information could be shared with Amazon service providers “.
So Amazon seems transparent: cashback is a way to “buy your data“. Other companies use similar systems, such as Fetch or Ibotta, which ask for purchase data in exchange for cash rewards.
The offer is available for the moment only in the United States. Payments will be explained on the Get Paid page of the app. We will update you if the service should also expand to Italy.