Your Alexa device can help you easily add and track the grocery or store items you need on the fly. To begin using your Alexa device to create a shopping list, say, “Alexa, make an “insert name of store” list. After you’ve made that statement, you’re free to add items by voice or in the Alexa app on your mobile phone.
To access the list on your phone, open the Alexa app, tap the 3-bar menu at the top left, tap “Lists & Notes,” tap on the store name, tap the plus sign on the top right to manually enter items. When you shop, pull up the list on your mobile phone and tap the “circle” to the left of the item to mark it as completed/shopped for.
Add Multiple Items to Your List with the Same Command
You can add multiple items to your grocery list at the same time. Instead of saying, “Alexa, add milk to my Target list.” “Alexa, add Cheerios to my Target list.” You can say, “Alexa and milk and Cheerios to my target list.” Or even, “Alexa, add milk, ice cream, and Cheerios to my grocery list.” All items will be listed as their own separate check-off selections within your list.
Quickly Review and Re-add Past Items to your Shopping Lists
If you regularly shop for the same items, scroll to the bottom of your list and tap on previously purchased items to add them to your active shopping list. To add items by voice command, simply say “Alexa, add milk to my <insert name of store> shopping list.” To remove items, say, “Alexa, remove eggs from my <insert name of store> shopping list.”
If you’d like to start off with a fresh grocery list for your selected store, you can ask Alexa to clear existing items by saying, “Alexa, clear my <name of store> list.” I wouldn’t recommend this, however, it can be very useful to open lists and add past greyed-out / purchased items by simply tapping them and making them an active part of your store list again.
Print Out Your Alexa Grocery and Shopping Lists
If you’d like to print out the grocery list you created with Alexa, you’ll need to access the Alexa app from a computer (this won’t work on your mobile phone). Select “Lists” from the menu on the left. Open your desired list and select “Print” on the upper right of the screen.
Categorize Your Alexa Shopping Lists by Store Aisle or Section
This Alexa tip is exceptionally helpful if you find the lack of categorization in your shopping lists frustrating. If you’d like to streamline your shopping experience, try organizing the items in your Alexa shopping app by category (for example, bread items go under “bakery”).
Open your Alexa app, tap the menu at the top left, tap “Lists & Notes,” select your store, tap the three dots on the top right, tap “show categories.” Alexa will automatically move your existing list and any additions into categories such as “baking & cooking,” “beans & grains” and others.
Alexa Grocery List FAQs
Q: Does Alexa work with Walmart Grocery?
A: While you can make a “Walmart” list within the Alexa app and access it from your phone while shopping at Walmart, Alexa does not tie-into the Walmart Grocery app or experience. You cannot add items to your Walmart.com shopping cart via Alexa.
Q: How do I share my Alexa grocery list?
A: Your grocery lists within the Alexa app are tied to your Amazon.com account. Typically, members of the same household who share an Amazon account will be able to access lists from the Alexa app on their own individual phones. For example, if I create a “Target” list in Alexa, my husband can open the Alexa app on his phone and tap on the Target” list to access it. If you want to share your list with someone not tied to your Amazon account, consider using the print list functionality mentioned above. If you’d like to email your Alexa shopping list, the website IFTTT offers options.
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