Do you need a device that allows you to scan the items in your food cupboard instead of having to search for them online? Of course you do! Digital ladies and gentlemen, Amazon is pleased to offer the online shopping community their newest release – the Amazon Dash.
Launched on Friday, the device lets users add groceries and households goods to their shopping lists via the AmazonFresh feature; simply by scanning barcodes or saying out loud the name of the product.
Roughly the same size as a TV remote, Amazon’s nifty magic wand is hoping to make a big impact amongst online shoppers – as well as bring about a huge boost across the supermarket sector.
Yet while the service is only running in Seattle and certain parts of California, tech bloggers are already hailing the arrival of Amazon’s latest gadget; excited at the prospect that this service can even have products delivered straight to your door as soon as the next day.
The setup process is straightforward – the Dash connects to the internet via a home’s Wi-Fi network, and once the items have made it onto the shopping list they can then be reviewed online (or through a dedicated smartphone app) prior to making the final purchase.
However, Amazon Dash is available for free by invitation only; with only a limited number of shoppers granted access to this service.
As part of the company’s expansion into the grocery industry, this move marks the company’s continued efforts of AmazonFresh – with hopes to improve the online shopping experience from the everyday needs right through to specialty purchases.
“AmazonFresh is a food and essentials service that only works in a limited set of areas at the moment, delivering fresh goods to users homes. Amazon Dash is a tool users – apparently – carry around and speak to when they remember what they need,” explained the company.