If you're a fan of Amazon Dash Buttons, then prepare yourself for bad news. Amazon ordered Dash buttons, and it came with prime shipping-Amazon buttons Dash buttons are not needed thanks to Alexa shopping.
Amazon dash buttons were always a curiosity. For $ 5, Amazon would send you a branded button (like Tide or Glad) to stick on your refrigerator, washing machine, or other convenient location. Pressing the button would automatically make a product at today's prices, and your first order was $ 5 off, making the button essentially free. If it were a Tide button, you'd get Tide Laundry detergent; a Glad Button ordered trash bags, and so on. The downside was the cost of Tide increased without warning
It was not long for people to hack the buttons either; it was not difficult to intercept the Dash Button signal and repurpose it. Enterprising users reconfigured dash buttons to send text messages, control smart devices, order pizza and more.
Physical Dash Buttons are no more though. Amazon confirmed in a statement that it will no longer sell the buttons. Existence buttons will continue to be available, and virtual buttons will be available.
IOT Buttons are still available to purchase, however. Alexa Shopping.
In a statement, Amazon explains:
Since the introduction of the Dash program, we have continued to work on the shopping experience convenient and easy, and in some cases, even disappear for customers. With Dash Replenishment, we've started restocking globally that automatically reorder essentials so do not have to think about restocking. And we introduced virtual dash buttons, which are available digitally ̵1; whether online, in the Amazon app, through screened devices like Echo Show or on third party devices. We've seen customers now using programs like Alexa Shopping, which offers a free shopping experience, and subscribe & save, which lets them automatically receive their favorite items every month. With this in mind, we have decided to shift the Dash program focus – as of February 28, Dash Button devices are no longer available for purchase on Amazon globally. Existing Dash Button customers can continue to use their Dash Button devices. Replenishment product line-up
What are you looking for? While Amazon has been promised the ruling, it would seem that's now unnecessary.