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Amazon to launch smart home inventory sensors

September 27, 2019


Dash Replenishment continues to grow, with Amazon focusing on reducing a barrier to using many “smart” items: not having the necessary refills ready when the item beeps or flashes to ask for them.

Dash Buttons, which allowed customers to purchase a dedicated button though which to reorder specific items, were discontinued this spring, but the expansion of the Dash concept through connected home components appears to have been part of Amazon’s plan from the start. “We’ve always said we envision a future where you don’t need to press a physical button in your home to order products,” Amazon told Retail Dive through emailed comments in March.

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