Got skills? Bring your big idea to life with Alexa and earn perks through our new tiered rewards system. US developers - publish a skill in October, and receive a limited edition Alexa Skills developer t-shirt. We've got a new quirky design on the way. Non-US developers, check out our other promotions in the UK, Germany, and India.
If 100 unique users use your skill in its first 30 days in the Alexa Skills Store, you can also apply to receive a free Echo Dot to help you make Alexa even smarter. All skill types are eligible for this promotion. Use our templates to get started quickly, then build the skill of your daydreams. Once you publish your skill, don’t forget to share it to increase usage and engagement.
Looking for inspiration? Download our new guide: 7 Tips on Building Standout Alexa Skills. You should also explore the Alexa Skills Store and our case studies gallery to see what others have built with Alexa. Log in to the developer portal and start building your new skill today. See terms and conditions below.
Q: I renamed my Skill after I submitted the promotional form, do I need to submit a new form?
A: No, if you have changed the name of your Skill after submission of the promotion form, there is no need to resubmit a new form. The more important information that you provided in the form was your Skill ID.
Q: The address that I submitted has since changed. How do I update my address?
A: If your address has changed or you made a mistake in your form submission, please sign into your Amazon developer account and use the Contact Us form along with the following information.
Q: My Skill failed certification, do I need to submit a new promotional form when I re-submit my Skill for certification?
A: No. Because your Skill ID has not changed, your original form submission is still valid.
Q: I believe that I have done everything to qualify for the promotion. When will I receive my promotional items (e.g.: socks, shirt, promo code, etc.)?
A: Please allow 30 days time to pass before contacting our support team for details regarding any items (either a promotional code or physical good) you may have earned through the promotion.
Q: Do I have to submit a new Skill to qualify for the promotion?
A: Yes. To be eligible for the promotion, you must publish a new skill to the catalog during the promotion period. Updates to existing Skills (published to the catalog before the current promotion period) will not qualify for the promotion.
Q: My Skill didn't end up going live last month. Can I submit it for this month's promotion?
A: Yes. Your new Skill is eligible for the promotional period in which it was published, not when you submitted it for certification. Please be sure to submit a promotional form entry during the same month that your Skill has gone live to ensure you are properly entered into the promotion.
Q: Can I submit my Skill for multiple Alexa promotions?
A: No. We do sometimes run multiple promotions during the same period, but we do not allow for eligibility for more than one promotion at a time.
Q: How do I find my skill ID?
A: Your Skill ID will be in one of two formats. It will either start with either amzn1.ask.skill or amzn1.echo-sdk-ams.app
You can find your Skill ID by logging into developer.amazon.com and navigating to Amazon Developer Console > Alexa > Alexa Skills Kit > View Skill ID. The Skill ID is unique and typically starts with "amzn1.ask.skill.
Q: Do I have to wait for my Skill to go live before I can submit a promotional form?
A: No. However, your Skill does need to be published the month of the promotion to be eligible.