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    Default Amazon Announces Dash Buttons and Dash Replenishment Service


    Amazon recently announced a new single-purpose Internet-connected device dubbed “Amazon Dash.” The device lets customers quickly reorder common items such as coffee pods, razor blades and laundry detergent. Many ended up taking Amazon Dash as an April Fool’s joke but the company has confirmed that the Amazon Dash Buttons are real and will begin to roll out to select Prime members in the near future.

    The device is roughly the size of a pack of gum and features a large button for sending out orders to Amazon’s online store via Wi-Fi. Customers use their smartphone to hook up Dash Button to a local Wi-Fi network, allowing them to select which product each device is in charge of ordering. After its setup, pressing the button automatically places an order for delivery. Furthermore, the buttons can be mounted on most surfaces using reusable adhesive tape and hooks for easy access.

    Upon pushing the button, an order is placed and a confirmation is sent to a customer’s smartphone where they can cancel if needed. Importantly, Dash Buttons only respond to an initial press that resets once a product is delivered. This mechanism helps to safeguard it against accidental mass orders.

    As of right now, several major brands seemed to have signed on board the service, including Clorox, Cottonelle, Gillete, Glad Huggies, Tide and more. Still in limited release, Amazon Dash Button is only available to Amazon Prime members by invitation only. The free units seem to be shipped out in batches meaning that each user will be provided more than one device in an effort to help facilitate the ordering of multiple products.

    Those of you interested in watching a video about the unit can do so below:



    What’s more important is that the Dash Button appears to be a small part of Amazon’s Internet of Things plan. One of the more interesting side projects is called the Dash Replenishment Service (DRS) that allows device manufacturers to integrate automated ordering buttons into their machines. What’s even more compelling is that the device can employ sensors to monitor supply levels and automatically place an order when the stock runs low. Whirlpool and Brita are among the companies signed up for DRS products already.

    We’ll have to wait and see what comes next. In the meantime, what do you think of Amazon Dash Buttons and Dash Replenishment Service? Share your thoughts below!

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    Wait... This wasn't an April Fool's joke? Way to plan your device announcement on the perfect day Amazon lol

    ......beware......
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    it went live 3/31

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    So when I see one of these at someone's house I'm just going to press it... Over and over

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
    So when I see one of these at someone's house I'm just going to press it... Over and over
    Although this comment is funny! It's the very reason this won't work well lol in people's homes and the kids keep pressing the button and before you know it the bank accounts empty and Amazon is saying your accountable for it all! Lol

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    my understanding is that the button goes dead until the product is received. So pressing it a zillion times will only order the product once.

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    "Amazon sends an order alert to your phone, so it's easy to cancel if you change your mind. Unless you elect otherwise, Dash Button responds only to your first press until your order is delivered."

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    Oh, so they are going to let me put mini billboards for their products all over my house? Yay!

    And also ship things one item at a time in the most inefficient way possible. Sounds like a real winner both financially and environmentally!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleurya View Post
    Oh, so they are going to let me put mini billboards for their products all over my house? Yay!

    And also ship things one item at a time in the most inefficient way possible. Sounds like a real winner both financially and environmentally!!
    Amazon actually automatically combines packages if you order within a certain amount of time.

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