Customers have purchased more than 100 million Alexa-enabled devices and skills can help you reach these customers with premium voice-first experiences. With in-skill purchasing (ISP) for Alexa skills, you can make money through your skills by selling digital products to customers.
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You can offer different types of premium content to customers in your Alexa skills.
Purchases that unlock access to features or content within a skill. One-time purchases do not expire.
Content or features that can be purchased, depleted, and purchased again. For example, hints for a game, in-game currency or extra lives.
Offers access to premium content or features for a period of time. Customers are charged on a recurring basis until they cancel their subscription.
Get inspired by skills that are already using in-skill purchasing to make money and inventing the future of premium voice content.
Subscribe to the trivia club and get access to all the additional premium game packs. Plus, receive three additional challenge questions each day and compete on local, state and national leaderboards.
Big Sky delivers personalized weather information to users, plus a subscription that unlocks additional features such as radar imagery, hyper local forecasts, and custom weather alerts.
Silver Linings offers daily and hourly weather forecasts, and users can unlock additional features such as Ozone and visibility information with a premium subscription or personalize their weather voice with a one-time purchase.
7-Minute Workout lets customers improve their workouts by joining the Seven Squad subscription, with access to over 25 additional exercises across different workouts plus detailed reporting and performance summaries.
My Meditations combines relaxing meditations and soothing sounds to give users a rejuvenating meditation experience. With premium membership, users can get access to over 30 additional meditations. New meditations are added every month.
Test your mathematics skills even further with a one-time purchase of the silver or gold extension packs, and increase the variety of questions across different levels of difficulty.
If your skill offers in-skill purchasing, you should still provide a free experience for customers to try your skill. Customers can then ask to buy premium content from your skill, or agree to purchase suggestions made by your skill.
Here are the steps you need to take to create a skill with in-skill purchasing. For more detailed instructions, see our documentation.
In-skill products are the different types of premium content you can add to Alexa skills, such as one-time purchases or subscriptions. The first step to create a monetized skill is to create your in-skill product.
After you’ve created an in-skill product, you can add it to your skill so customers can purchase it.
Before launching your monetized skill, make sure you test it and confirm it’s working as intended.
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