Use Alexa In-Skill Purchasing (ISP) with BotTalk
In-skill purchasing allows you to sell premium content directly from the Alexa Skills you created. Buying these digital products with voice is a seamless process to a user. A skill can suggest (upsell) a specific premium feature - and a user says something like "Yes, I want to buy product name". Customers pay for products using the payment options associated with their Amazon account.
In this tutorial, you learn how to implement in-skill purchasing (ISP) in your Alexa Skills using online Skill building platform - BotTalk.
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What you'll build
As always, it's a great idea to draft a sample dialogue between a user and Alexa, before you start building the actual Skill.
That's what our voice user experience is going to look (sound) like:
User: Hey Alexa, open Apple Game
Alexa: Welcome to Apple Game! The world's largest virtual bio apple store! Here's what we have today to offer: Apple Pie. Apple Basket. What would you like to buy?
User: I would like to buy an Apple Basket.
Alexa: Great apples in a large bio basket. Prime members save $0.19. Without Prime, your price is $0.99 plus tax. Would you like to buy it?
Alexa: Great! You now have Apple Basket. Would you be interested in Apple Pie?
Alexa: Apple Pie. Prime members save $0.19. Without Prime, your price is $0.99 plus tax. Would you like to buy it?
Alexa: Great! You now have Apple Pie. Is there anything else I can help you with?
User: I would like a refund for an Apple Pie.
Alexa: For a refund, check out the link I sent to your Alexa app.
A lot is going on in this small dialogue. In the course of this tutorial, you learn about buying, upselling, refunding, and more.