The Dash button is an extension of Amazon's ONE CLICK feature but this button makes it more convenient for the average consumer. If you run out of a product and you have the button right next to it you can just push the button and BAM, Amazon begins packing it for you and you'll have it within two days. This is compared to having to order via computer and remembering to order it. Amazon's idea was that if you have a physical hardware device device near the place where you actually use the product, you’ll be more like to order before you run out.
How does it work? Well you can setup Amazon’s Dash Button using the Amazon mobile app, and connect via your Wi-Fi network. You have to configure it to the product you want and once you are finished the button will automatically order to your default address using your default Amazon payment order. Amazon has designed it so that multiple presses won't cause multiple orders until the first one is delivered. You can override this manually, especially if you want to order more than one.
For now the products that you can use the Dash button with include things like toilet paper, cleaning products, juice, and many more products. Amazon is planning something big to try and integrate the button in a number of devices. Amazon has already partnered with a number of companies to make this happen. What is surprising is that some products will detect when a replacement is needed. Is the future here? Will everyone have smart devices?
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Amazon describes their new Pantry service:
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