We were all psyched last year when Amazon announced its magic-making Dash Buttons. It suddenly became so much easier to order products from the website by just pushing the button.
Starting September, all Amazon Prime customers could purchase the button, allowing them to order numerous items without having to go through the online checkout process every time.
If you thought having to push a button for your orders was easy, how about not having to do anything at all? According to a Tuesday announcement, the company is debuting the next level of comfortable living.
Basically, your goods will be automatically restocked with Dash Replenishment Service devices. Amazon’s service takes it upon itself to keep your pantry and bathroom closet in full supply. Even though the service in itself isn’t a novelty – it was released with the Dash Buttons last year – this is the first time Amazon connected it to appliances.
For the first rounds, Amazon partnered with a General Electric washer, Brother printers, and the Gmate SMART blood glucose tracker. For the owners of Brother printers, the service is already available, but you’ll have to wait until the end of the month for the compatible GE washer and Gmate monitor to be ready.
It is noteworthy that the service can only work with devices that measure supply levels, because the automatic replenish is triggered only when goods are running low.
When it comes to the printer, for example, you can enable automatic ordering via their website. When the printer notices low ink or toner levels, a new batch will be ordered and at your steps before you actually run out.
It works the same for the GE washer. Thanks to its Smart Dispense technology, the right amount of detergent is dispensed for each washing load. By using the accompanying app for the Dash Replenishment, you can set your preferred preorder level.
You can literally forget you need to shop for these products, because there is no need to go through online shopping carts or push any buttons. The service does it all for you.
Some more companies will partner their devices with Amazon’s Dash Replenishment Service, including Samsung, August, Brita, Petnet, and Oster. Purell and Whirlpool have also been added on Amazon’s list of compatible brands.
What’s more, the Dash Replenishment Service APIs are no longer private, so any device maker and developer can integrate Amazon’s service into their internet-connected devices. We all know what this means, eventually: an automatic pizza replenishment is closer than we imagined.
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