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Amazon Dash replenishment options continue to expand

By Dan Wilson January 12, 2018 - 7:55 am

More Amazon Dash buttons are now available. Dash helps you to automatically reorder consumables when supply runs low. Device makers include HP, Kenmore, 3M’s Filtrete brand, Epson, and Blustream. Additionally, devices from illy and Petcube are now available for customers to purchase.

Dash replenishment enables smart, connected devices to measure supply consumption through a variety of inputs, including infrared, pressure flow, weight, and other sensor arrays. The measurement then signals an automatic reorder of supplies before they run out. For example, a Dash Replenishment-enabled washing machine can automatically reorder detergent or a smart printer can automatically reorder ink.

In addition, Amazon announced the Virtual Dash Button Service (VDBS), an SDK that allows third parties to offer virtual Amazon Dash buttons on their screened devices. Virtual Dash Buttons are shortcuts that allow Prime members to quickly find and reorder their favorite products from a selection of millions of eligible products. Virtual Dash Buttons launched on Amazon’s mobile application and website in January 2017, expanded to Echo Show in October, and now can be available on third party devices via VDBS

Daniel Rausch, Vice President of Smart Home, Amazon, said: “We’ve all felt the frustration of realizing we’re out of something we frequently use, so it’s no surprise customers are loving the convenience of Dash Replenishment, which makes shopping for everyday consumables completely disappear. Dash Replenishment takes advantage of smart, connected products, enabling a device to track supply usage so a customer never runs out of what they need.”

  • james
    8 months ago

    virtual dash buttons?
    like a ‘buy now’ button?
    struggling to wrap my head around that concept, it’s just too damn revolutionary.
    it’s almost as if you never needed amazon prime, or alexa, or dash buttons to begin with. almost like you could have just done all this quicker, easier, cheaper, from the phone you already had in your pocket all along.