Blutag helps bulk retailer EZneeds tap into the $40 billion voice commerce market with first of its kind skill

NEW YORK and HOUSTON, April 17, 2019–Blutag, the leading cloud-based retail voice commerce platform that enables voice-based shopping, has teamed with EZneeds, an online big-box store delivering bulk items to your door, providing EZneeds customers with seamless voice shopping experiences. Blutag lets customers quickly and easily interact with their favorite retail brands on devices with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

“Teaming with Blutag aligns with the EZneeds vision of creating the easiest bulk shopping experience using voice commands,” said EZneeds Founder and CEO Nidal Ganim. “With the Blutag voice platform, instead of a time-consuming big-box store shopping trip, EZneeds’ customers can verbally order, reorder and replenish household items instantly.”

EZneeds generated its voice shopping experience for its customers using the Blutag platform, where there’s no coding required on the retailer’s end. For the first time, EZneeds customers can shop directly through EZneeds using just their voice. Blutag supports Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, which lets EZneeds customers ask their voice-activated personal assistant to order and reorder bulk items, request coupons and deals and receive personalized recommendations from EZneeds.

Propelled by voice speaker and voice assistant adoption, voice shopping is projected to climb to $40 billion by 2022 and Amazon-dominated household speaker penetration is expected to reach 55 percent by 2022, according to OC & C Strategy Consultants.     Forty-five percent of millennials already use voice assistants when shopping, according to Coupon Follow research.

“Blutag is pleased to enable EZneeds’ early adoption of voice commerce to increase customer satisfaction and engagement by providing product search, orders and personalized recommendations from its store,” said Blutag Co-Founder and CEO Shilp Agarwal. “Voice commerce will completely change the way people shop because it adds a level of ease and personalization to their everyday tasks. Voice assistants are being built into televisions, cars, headphones and more. They delivery daily news briefings, weather reports, and now you can order groceries, household items, refill prescriptions and buy clothing using just voice.”

About EZneeds

EZneeds is the online platform making bulk shopping easier for consumers by shipping their must-have warehouse club products straight to their door without any membership fees. EZneeds offers savings and convenience to those who don’t have time or access to shop at the big-box store, with a wide selection of everyday household and office essentials, including household staples, non-perishable groceries, office supplies, pet supplies, personal care and health items. Based in Houston, Texas, EZneeds was founded in 2016 by founder and CEO Nidal Ganim. Visit EZneeds at https://ezneeds.com.

About BlutagBlutag is the leading cloud-based retail voice commerce platform that helps retailers deliver voice shopping experiences to their customers with voice-based smart devices. The platform lets retailers provide these experiences in minutes without coding. Blutag supports Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, as well as custom and popular in-market platforms, such as Shopify, Magento and others. Based in New York, Blutag was founded in 2015 and is led by co-founder and CEO Shilp Agarwal. Visit Blutag at https://blu.ai.

Retailers are taking over your smart speaker!

Ambience Boutique in Edgewater, NJ letting customers know that they are Alexa enabled.

BLUTAG INC (blu.ai), is a cloud based technology platform for retailers to serve their customers using voice interactions. Blutag’s technology offers the shopper a personalized experience through voice activated smart speakers such as Amazon’s Echo (Alexa) and Google Home.

The smart voice shopping technology enables retailers to push out discounts, promotions, order status, event notifications, and a lot more. Retailers also benefit from consumer feedback data and sales analytics. This not only creates new avenues for customer acquisition but also increases in-store foot traffic.

Ambience (www.shopambience.com), a NJ based fashion boutique offering the latest in women’s clothing, footwear and accessories, just launched their voice apps on Alexa and Google Assistant using the Blutag platform.

“We are very excited to see them use our platform,” says Shilp Agarwal, Co-Founder and CEO of Blutag. “The boutique feels that Blutag can help generate more foot traffic into their stores which is a challenge for brick and mortar today.”

Corporations like Walmart are pouring millions of dollars into voice enabling their stores. Blutag has built a cloud based platform that can work seamlessly with any sized business. It has a template driven model that can interface with existing technology that a retailer has and get them up and running quickly. The platform uses Artificial Intelligence that can take existing data from a retailer, combine that with users shopping behavior to deliver a one-on-one personalized experience.

Blutag is now working with many small and large retailers to voice enable their business.