Build an Engaging Skill with In-Skill Purchasing and Earn Developer Perks

Earn an Echo Sub and the Opportunity to Attend AWS re:Invent 2019

From January 22 to March 31, 2019, US developers can earn perks for building engaging skills with in-skill purchasing (ISP).

Add ISP to a new or existing skill that previously did not have ISP between January 22 and March 31, 2019, and generate at least $100 in sales in the first 30 days that the in-skill product is live to earn the new Echo Sub. Restrictions apply, see full terms and conditions below.

Bonus Offer: The developer whose skill drives the highest customer engagement—which is measured by a variety of factors including minutes of usage, number of sessions, and more—in the first 30 days that the in-skill product is live will also earn a free pass to AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas (December 2-6, 2019) and a four-night stay at a nearby hotel. Start building your skill with ISP today for a chance to unlock this promotion.

Check out the resources below for tips and best practices:

Your monetized skill must be live by the end of the promotion period in order to be eligible. We recommend you submit your skill by the start of March or earlier to ensure you have enough time to implement changes, if required, in order to publish during the promotional period.

If you’re not in the US, please check out our other promotions in the UK, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Italy, Spain, Mexico, and India to see if your country of residence is included.

Offer Terms and Conditions

  • Developers who add in-skill purchasing (ISP) to an Alexa skill between January 22, 2019 at 12:01 am (PT) and March 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm (PT) (the “promotion period”) and make $100 or more in total sales in the first 30 days that the in-skill product is live are eligible to redeem one (1) Echo Sub, the “device benefit”.

  • Only the primary account owner for the Vendor ID associated with the skill ID may submit to the promotion.

  • The primary account owner for the Vendor ID associated with the skill ID must have a valid social security number or tax payer ID number in the tax portion of your Amazon Developer Console to be eligible for the promotion.

  • Amazon will provide a promotional code with a value of $129 to the primary account owner for the Vendor ID associated with the skill ID if eligible and this may be reported to the IRS as income. This is redeemable for the device benefit.

  • Amazon will use the information you submit in connection with this promotion for tax reporting.

  • The device benefit will be distributed within 60 days after the promotion period has ended. If you have not received your device benefit, please submit a contact us ticket.

  • This promotion is only available to US residents with a valid social security number or tax payer ID number in your Amazon Developer Console account.

  • The skill must be submitted through the Amazon Developer Console, must comply with our certification guidelines, and must be approved by Amazon for publication with ISP during the promotional period. No skills built using any third party tools will qualify.

  • Developers must complete the form above during the promotional period to submit for the offer.

  • Developers must have an account on the Amazon Developer Console for which you are the primary account owner and accept the Amazon Developer Services Agreement to be eligible for the offer.

  • Offer limited to one promotion benefit per person, per skill ID, per developer account, per email address, per Amazon.com account and per physical address.

  • I understand that by submitting this form, offer benefits emailed to me may be reported to the IRS as income whether I avail myself of the benefit, gift it, sell it, or let it expire.

  • Offer may not be combined with other offers.

  • Amazon reserves the right to disqualify a customer from receiving Offer Benefits if Amazon determines in its sole discretion that any fraudulent activity has being carried out for the purpose of qualifying for this promotion.

  • Financial or Preferential Support: To be eligible, a skill must not have been developed or derived from a skill developed with financial or preferential support from Amazon.com. Such skills include, but are not limited to, those that received funding or investment for their development, were developed under contract, or received a commercial license from Amazon.com any time prior to the end of promotion period. This includes skills that have been funded or co-developed by Amazon.com including skills that earn money through licensing. Amazon.com, at their sole discretion, may disqualify a submission, if awarding a promotional benefit would create a real or apparent conflict of interest.

  • Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time.

  • Promotion benefits are non-transferable and cannot be resold or redeemed for cash.

  • Employees of Amazon or its affiliates are not eligible to participate.

  • If you violate any of these terms, the Amazon Developer Services Agreement or any of our Program Policies, the offer will be invalid.

  • Void where prohibited.

 

Re:Invent Package Terms and Conditions

  • The developer whose skill drives the highest customer engagement, which is measured by a variety of factors including minutes of usage, number of sessions and more, in the first 30 days the in-skill product is live, will earn the “re:Invent Package” which includes: one (1) ticket to the AWS re:Invent in December 2019; four (4) nights of lodging in Las Vegas; and one (1) single cash payment of $810.00 in the form of a corporate check (the “Tax Gross-Up Payment”). The Tax Gross-Up Payment is intended to assist with any federal, state or other tax obligations related to the re:Invent Package. The Tax Gross-Up Payment may not be sufficient to cover your entire tax liability related to redeeming the re:Invent Package. You are responsible for any federal, state or other tax obligations related to the re:Invent Package in excess of the Tax Gross-Up Payment. Amazon.com, Inc. will comply with all tax reporting requirements, including issuing a form 1099-MISC to you.

  • All aforementioned terms and conditions apply to the re:Invent Package offer.

  • You will be responsible for paying all costs and expenses related to the re:Invent Package that are not specifically mentioned herein, including but not limited to, taxes, airfare and any other transportation, food and beverages, gratuities, incidentals, souvenirs, baggage costs, telephone charges, excursions, travel insurance, upgrades, and any other expenses that might reasonably be incurred by you in receiving or using the re:Invent Package.

  • You must be able to attend the re:Invent Conference between December 2, 2019 – December 6, 2019 otherwise the re:Invent Package will be forfeited. The re:Invent Package is non-transferable and cannot be resold or redeemed for cash.

  • Amazon is not responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution, or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing any services or accommodations. All portions of the re:Invent Package are subject to availability and change and are at the sole discretion of Amazon.

  • In the event the re:Invent is postponed, Amazon reserves the right in its sole discretion to revise the dates of hotel lodging consistent with the revised date. In the event the re:Invent is cancelled or postponed and Amazon is unable to revise hotel lodging dates, all other portions of the re:Invent Package will not be awarded and Amazon will have no further obligation to you.