If you use Amazon Echo to add items to your shopping list but are not near your Echo, there are other ways to add items to the list other than using your voice.

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The great thing about the Amazon ecosystem is that almost everything stored on your Echo is also stored in the cloud and synced with other devices and services. So your shopping list is not only on your echo, but also on your phone and on the web. Here are all the different ways you can add things to your Alexa shopping list.

Using your voice

This is perhaps the easiest and easiest way to add items to your Amazon Echo shopping list. All you need to do is say «Alexa, add (item) to my shopping list».

RELATED: How to control your Amazon Echo from anywhere in the world using your phone

Update: in September 2018, Amazon added the ability to add multiple items to a shopping list at the same time using your voice. Now you can say something like «Alexa, add eggs, milk and butter to my shopping list» and he will add all these things at once as separate items on the list.

You can also ask your echo «Alexa, what’s on my shopping list?» and she’ll read whatever you have on your list at the moment.

If you’re not at home or near the Amazon Echo, you can still use your voice to add items to your shopping list using an app called Roger. We have a detailed guide to walk you through the process of using Amazon Echo from anywhere in the world.

Through the Alexa app

If you don’t want to mess with third-party apps to control your Echo from afar, you can still add something to your shopping list using the Alexa app on your phone.

Just open the app and get started by clicking on the menu button in the top left corner of the screen.


From there, select «Shopping and To Do Lists».


Click inside the text box at the top next to the plus sign.


Enter an item and click the plus icon to add it to your shopping list.


Through the Amazon website

You can also add items to your Alexa shopping list from the Amazon website on any web browser. Go to Amazon.com and sign in to your account if you haven’t already.

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After that, return to the home page and hover over «Lists» in the upper right corner of the window.


Click on «Alexa Shopping List».


Click inside the text box at the top where it says «Add Item».


Enter an item and then click «Add to shopping list» on the right. The item will be added to your shopping list and will also appear in the Alexa app and also in your echo when you ask Alexa what is on your shopping list.


Bonus: Automating Tasks with Your Shopping List

Using your Alexa shopping list, you can automate all kinds of tasks using the IFTTT service. We have a detailed guide on how to set it up and create recipes, but with the Amazon Alexa channel on IFTTT, you can have certain things when you add something to your shopping list or when you ask Alexa to read your shopping list for you. . ,

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For example, we wrote about how you can send your Alexa shopping list to your email as soon as you’re ready to go to the store, so asking Alexa what’s on your shopping list will trigger an action on IFTTT and send the list to your email address.

This is just an example of many, so be sure to check out IFTTT and play around with the different activities you can do.

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