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Amazon’s Echo can do so much through its library of skills 18 Awesome New Amazon Alexa Skills You Need to Try 18 Awesome New Amazon Alexa Skills You Need to Try The Amazon Echo's list of skills is growing all the time. Let's take a look at the most useful and silliest skills from the past few months. Read More that it’s easy to forget that it has lots of neat functionality built right in. If you order a lot from Amazon, it’s handy to know when a package you’ve ordered is coming your way, right? By flipping a quick setting, you can have Alexa tell you when a package was marked for delivery.

No matter which Echo you have How to Pick the Best Amazon Echo Speaker for You How to Pick the Best Amazon Echo Speaker for You Not sure which Amazon Echo device is right for you? Find out if Alexa will work best for you on the Echo, Dot, Tap, Look, or Show. Read More , open the Alexa app on your phone and slide out the left menu. Select Settings and then tap the Notifications entry. At this time, there’s only one selection in this menu, so tap Shopping Notifications. Again, you’ll find a single toggle: Shipment Notifications via Alexa. Turn this on, and you’re all set.

How to Enable Echo Notifications for Amazon Packages Alexa Delivery Notifications

Now, whenever an incoming package is out for delivery (meaning it should arrive at your house today), your Echo will light up yellow-green to show you have a notification. Say “Alexa, read my notifications” and your Echo will let you know which item is incoming.

Even if your package isn’t out for delivery, you can still say “Alexa, when will my order arrive?” at any time to check the status of your recent orders.

Thinking of getting an Echo? Check out our review of the new Echo Show Seeing Is Believing: The Amazon Echo Show Review Seeing Is Believing: The Amazon Echo Show Review Does a voice assistant speaker really need a touchscreen? The $230 Amazon Echo Show certainly makes a compelling case, with video flash briefing skills, song lyrics, and on-demand streaming of supported security cameras. Read More .

Do you appreciate these Echo notifications? Tell us your favorite way to check your delivery status in the comments!

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