This is smart. Amazon Prime members can order their most used items by pressing a Dash Button. Place one on the washer, in the closet, on the kitchen counter, on the fridge, and wherever else you use everyday items. These buttons are connected wirelessly to your Amazon account via your smartphone. Download the Amazon app on your smartphone and connect to your home’s Wi-Fi. The button will then relay a purchase order when you press it. A confirmation message will be sent to your phone.
Here is a list of categories and brands you can purchase Dash Buttons for:
- Household Supplies – Bounty, Tide, Cottonelle, Glad, and Clorox
- Beverages – Gatorade, Maxwell House, Smartwater, and Izze
- Grocery – Kraft Mac & Cheese and Larabar
- Health & Personal Care – Olay, Gillette, and L’Oreal
- Baby – Huggies, Gerber Formula, and Amazon Elements
- Pet – Wellness
All the buttons are $4.99 and they are compatible with Android devices and iOS. The Push Button sticks to most surfaces with a reusable adhesive and a hook. The button is designed to purchase one product at a time. Multiple presses won’t reorder the product. It will only respond to another press once the item has been delivered.
Shopping at home has never been easier. You might start to feel like you’re on an airplane calling the stewardess with the call button to bring you a cool alcoholic beverage. It may take more time, but the concept is the same.
Recently, several fast food restaurants have created apps that let customers order meals from a smartphone app and pick up the order either at the drive thru window or inside the restaurant. Several grocery stores deliver groceries directly to the home after customers place an order online including Giant and Whole Foods.
Other home devices similar to the Dash Button include home security systems. Instead of a UPS or FedEx delivery driver arriving at your door with a box of household items, security officers come to your home after pressing the call button on the home security system. Another wireless home device in this category is Life Alert, which notifies emergency services when you have fallen down.