The New Amazon Dash Button


V_R

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Moderator
Joined
Jan 31, 2005
Messages
13,565
Reaction score
1,882
The most pointless thing I've ever seen! haha.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/b/?ie=UTF8&node=10833773031



Amazon's UK customers can now push a button when they run out of toilet rolls or washing powder - and within 24 hours a package will arrive at the front door.

You can see the launch of the Dash service in two ways. It's either another miraculous piece of innovation from the e-commerce giant that will make our lives simpler, or a scary sign that lazy consumers are yet again handing far too much power to a US technology firm.

Amazon Prime subscribers in Austria and Germany are also being offered the service.

Here's how it works. There are Dash buttons for about 40 brands at launch, ranging from dishwasher tablets, to instant coffee to condoms. You buy the button - but get the cost off your first purchase. Then you set it up with the Amazon shopping app, choosing the exact product and your delivery preferences. From now on, when you run out of that product, pressing the wi-fi-connected button will simply trigger an order via the shopping app.
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37224691
 
Ad

Advertisements

nivrip

Yorkshire Cruncher
Joined
Mar 21, 2007
Messages
10,074
Reaction score
2,023
"Amazon's UK customers can now push a button when they run out of toilet rolls"

I assume that the button will be next to the loo. :D
 

Ian

Administrator
Joined
Feb 23, 2002
Messages
19,805
Reaction score
1,462
Very clever, but very wasteful...

Who on earth needs a button to re-order play-doh on next day delivery :eek:.

I'm almost tempted to buy one just so I can take it to bits and see if it can be re-purposed!
 

Ian

Administrator
Joined
Feb 23, 2002
Messages
19,805
Reaction score
1,462
What they could do with is a selection of buttons that order more interesting things, but using Prime Now for 1 hour delivery:
  • Party Button - Pizzas and beers ordered, press multiple times for each person arriving.
  • Lazy Student button - Milk, cereral and crisps ordered. Maybe a kebab.
  • Hangover button: Alka Seltzer, Bacon Sandwich and Lucozade. Delivery costs extra for this one, as the driver has to deliver it to your bedside table while you feel sorry for yourself.
 
Ad

Advertisements

Abarbarian

Acruncher
Joined
Sep 30, 2005
Messages
10,962
Reaction score
1,207
What they could do with is a selection of buttons that order more interesting things, but using Prime Now for 1 hour delivery:
  • Party Button - Pizzas and beers ordered, press multiple times for each person arriving.
  • Lazy Student button - Milk, cereral and crisps ordered. Maybe a kebab.
  • Hangover button: Alka Seltzer, Bacon Sandwich and Lucozade. Delivery costs extra for this one, as the driver has to deliver it to your bedside table while you feel sorry for yourself.


Ooooppppps too late you gave away a million dollar idea. Should have patented it and sold it to Amazon. :p
 
Ad

Advertisements


Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top