Amazon Dash Buttons are now available for $5 to Amazon Prime Members with a total of 18 buttons for brands like Tide, Cottonelle, Bounty, Clorox, Gerber, Huggies and more. The Amazon Dash Button is a small device with a button users can press for instant ordering of a specific product like Tide detergent or Huggies diapers. Users can stick the button anywhere for convenience. The buttons are linked with the brand, not specific products, so the user needs to select the specific products in the quantity they want.
The Dash button was unveiled by Amazon on March 31, and many people speculated that it was an April Fool’s prank. The company confirmed the button’s existence when it started shipping some on an invite-only basis.
Amazon Dash brings convenience
Shoppers manage their Dash buttons via the Amazon smartphone app. In an effort to prevent multiple orders from taking place, only the first press will place the order, and it will only reset after the order was delivered. The one major downside with the buttons is that there are no childproof features. The Dash buttons are available for a limited time. Amazon Prime customers who want the buttons will need to order them quickly before they sell out.
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Amazon Dash and echo Replenishment Service makes for easy ordering
Tech Hive’s Jared Newman added, “This isn’t Amazon’s only attempt to streamline the consumption of household products. The company is also introducing a “Dash Replenishment Service” that lets printers, water filters, and other connected home products restock their own supplies automatically as they run low. And with Amazon’s Echo connected speaker, users can reorder more goods through Prime with a simple voice command.”
The Dash Button was designed for convenience, but some critics believe the button takes away the customer’s right to choose. Although the button limits the customer to a specific brand and product, it could be ideal for busy moms and college students who just want to replenish an item or two without the hassle of manually placing an order on a smartphone app.