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Essential Retail reports that Tesco is working with Google Home "to enable its customers to add products to their home shopping basket by using their voice ... Shoppers simply ask Google Home to buy an item and it is added to their online shopping basket."

This functionality, the story says, "is made possible by the IFTTT (If This Then That) platform that connects Google Assistant with a customer's Tesco home shopping account. Tesco has been using the channel to enable customers to automatically put things in their basket depending on certain requirements being met. One of the most popular has been adding a particular product when it drops below a defined price."

I love this last little bit about ordering a product when it hits a certain price point ... I haven't seen that done elsewhere, but think it is a very interesting idea.
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