In a first for mapping app Waze, drivers can now “order ahead” at Dunkin’ Donuts directly from the app. Drivers will also need to have the Dunkin’ app and be a member of the loyalty program, but they won’t have to open the Dunkin’ app to place their order. In the future, Waze plans to partner with other brands, enabling its large user base to place pizza orders, reserve parking spots, have prescriptions filled and purchase groceries—all without the need to open another app. Instead of giving Waze a cut of sales, Dunkin’ will buy more ad space within Waze.
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SYNC 3 voice ordering
Starbucks is deepening its commitment to voice-ordering technology via a new partnership with Ford. Soon, Starbucks customers with SYNC 3 technology in their Ford will be able to order a coffee through voice commands while driving. The SYNC 3 technology will work with Amazon Alexa, allowing orders to begin with a simple command such as “Alexa, ask Starbucks to start my order.”
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Beer button ordering
MillerCoors is experimenting with one-hour home delivery through its new Miller Lite On-Demand service. A lucky 500 users will score a Miller Lite-branded Amazon Dash button, while others will be able to order through Amazon Alexa by saying, “Start Miller time.” The brand states that it is “interested in the intersection between connected homes and on-demand services to provide utility for Miller Lite fans.”
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