YP announces the YP and YP Grocery platforms are among the first Canadian skills available for Amazon Alexa

Yellow Pages announced last week that the YP and YP Grocery platforms are among the first Canadian skills available for Amazon Alexa (launching in English only for the moment). These will work with Amazon’s voice technology to make it easier for consumers to connect with local businesses and save money on everyday purchases like their groceries.

YP’s app now allows Amazon Alexa customers to search for businesses in their local neighbourhood hands-free. By simply saying “Alexa, ask Yellow Pages to find me a …,” she will answer back by proposing nearby business listings, based on location or rating. The YP platform provides access to more than 2 million Canadian business listings, the ability to favourite preferred business, book directly with restaurants and more coming in 2018, rate and review and view in real-time local gas prices – all designed to help consumers connect more quickly.

YP Grocery, a digital grocery experience, offers a complementary tool to smart shoppers by providing users with instant access to grocery deals and promotions at their favourite local stores. Just say your request: “Alexa, ask YP Grocery to add milk to my list,” and your grocery list will be immediately updated. Then follow with: “Alexa, ask YP Grocery to send my list to my phone”, and your list will be updated on your YP Grocery app on your mobile. In addition, once your lists are synched, the skill’s deal tracking functions will work with Amazon Alexa to save deal-seekers significant money on grocery spending with less hassle than ever, to make your shopping experience seamless. Alexa can also provide you with a reading of all items on your grocery list, to make sure you are not forgetting any specific items.

Check out this short video!