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Amazon Dash

Amazon Dash is a consumer goods ordering service.

Amazon Dash consists of multiple components:

  • the Amazon Dash scanning device, used to inventory consumer goods around the house, integrating with AmazonFresh;[1]
  • the Amazon Dash Button, a small tray-like consumer electronic device that can be placed around the house and programmed to order a consumer good such as disinfectant wipes or paper towels;[2]
  • the Amazon Dash Replenishment Service, which allows manufacturers to add a physical button or auto-detection capability to their devices to reorder supplies from Amazon when necessary.[3]

The Dash Button and Dash Replenishment Service were introduced by on March 31, 2015. Due to the timing of the announcement, there were a number of news stories questioning whether the Dash Button was an early April Fools joke.[4][5]

The Amazon Dash Button is a small electronic device designed to make ordering products easier and faster. The Dash buttons come in packs; each device contains an embedded button and is emblazoned with the name of an oft-ordered product. Users can configure each button to order a specific product and quantity, via the user's account, and mount the buttons, using adhesive tape or a plastic clip, to locations where they use the products. Pressing the button would send a Wi-Fi signal to the Amazon Shopping app, and automatically order new stock of whatever product the button is configured to order; the click would also send a message to the user's mobile phone, and the user would have a half-hour window to cancel.

Initially, the Dash buttons are available by invitation-only to Amazon Prime members, who must then request the devices. The devices have received mixed reviews from critics and reporters,[6][7][8] and have been parodied online.[9]


  1. ^ "Amazon Dash". Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Amazon Dash Button". Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  3. ^ "Amazon Dash Replenishment Service". Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  4. ^ Kelly, Jon & Parkinson, Justin & de Castella, Tom & Sully, Andrew (April 1, 2015). "April Fool's Day: 10 stories that look like pranks but aren't". BBC News Magazine. 
  5. ^ Weise, Elaine (March 31, 2015). "Amazon's Dash button--Not an April Fools' joke". USA Today. 
  6. ^ Ian Crouch (April 2, 2015). "The Horror of Amazon's New Dash Button". The New Yorker. 
  7. ^ Fleishman, Benn (April 2, 2015). "Don't dash to Dash: new Amazon buttons aid brands, not consumers". PC World. 
  8. ^ King, Hope (March 31, 2015). "Amazon Dash: Never run out of toilet paper again". CNN Money. 
  9. ^ Bakalar, Jeff & Stevenson, Blake (April 3, 2015). "Low Latency 125 Dash Problems: Low Latency 125: Dash problems (Amazon's Dash has met its match)". 

External links

  • Amazon Dash official site
  • Amazon Dash Button official site
  • Amazon Dash Replenishment Service official site
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