Use Amazon Echo to never run out of pizza again

Forget texting or tweeting Domino's for your next pizza order. Enable the Domino's skill with Amazon Echo and you won't even have to lift a finger to get pizza delivered to your door next time.

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The Amazon Echo is one of the most useful additions to your smart home, especially with the latest update. It's now much smarter and it plays nicely with even more smart devices, making it much easier to use Alexa to automate your home.

However, with the help of one particular skill, the Echo's abilities extend outside your walls and into your nearby Domino's location. Here's how you can order pizza with your Amazon Echo.

Setting up the Amazon Echo for Domino's Pizza ordering

To add Domino's ordering to the Amazon Echo, you will need to enable the Domino's Pizza skill. Open the application on your phone or go to echo.amazon.com and navigate to the Skills section. Search for Domino's and click Enable. A new browser tab will open where you will need to login to your Domino's account and approve the connection.

In order for the skill to work, you need to have a Pizza Profile. To create one, go to dominos.com and click Create One in the upper right corner. Fill out all the appropriate information and click Create your profile.

With a linked Pizza Profile, you can use the Amazon Echo to quickly order your preset Easy Order or reorder your most recent order from Domino's.

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To create an Easy Order, begin placing an order at dominos.com, choose carryout or delivery and enter your payment information. Before clicking Place your order, make sure to check the box beside Save this order as your Easy Order. Give the Easy Order a name and click Place your order.

Order pizza with the Echo

After the skill is enabled and your Easy Order is set up, you won't even need to lift a finger to place your next pizza order. Just say: "Alexa, open Domino's and place my Easy Order."

The order will automatically be placed using all the saved information from the Easy Order -- your billing information, address, preferred Domino's location and whether you want the order to be delivery or carryout.

You can also get updates on the status of your order with the Amazon Echo. Say, "Alexa, ask Domino's to track my order." It will tell you what stage the order is currently in so you will know when to expect the delivery or when you should leave to pick up your carryout order.

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