Voice skill connects Miltonians with local businesses

MarketplaceMilton.com optimizes voice access to local business information using smart speaker technology.

The Milton Chamber, Downtown BIA and Escarpment Country™ business directories can now be accessed by Milton and area customers using their Alexa and Google smart home devices. The new platform is a voice query directory that offers users a convenient information search about businesses listed on Milton Marketplace.

Just say: “Ask Marketplace Milton”, and users can then proceed to ask “find my nearest restaurant, or where is the closest hair salon.”

Visit marketplacemilton.com for details on how to get started.

Listings in Marketplace Milton are exclusively for companies belonging to the Milton Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Milton Business Improvement Area, and Escarpment Country. This adds another amazing benefit of membership.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, research has shown more consumers have added voice searches to their daily routine as they embrace technology in the homes and on the road.

  • 55% of users do voice search to ask questions on a smartphone
  • 39.4% of internet users operate a voice assistant at least once a month

Qwhery, a local Burlington-based company has helped bring the benefits of optimized voice search to its members.

Voice chat is also becoming increasingly reliable as technology improves. It is now no longer just a fad. Beyond mobile phones, connected devices, and smart speakers, over 49% of Google Home and Amazon Echo users find them a necessity.