Amazon Dash is a physical button that you push to order big-brand staple products like Tide laundry detergent or Cottonelle toilet paper. It sticks to a wall near where the product is used. For example, over your toilet.
Eligible products for the Dash Button include things like toilet paper, cleaning products, juice, personal grooming products, dog food and much more. Here’s a list of all currently available products.
The Dash Button uses the Amazon mobile app and a WiFi network. It’s free with Prime.
You can only push the button once per order; the button ignores subsequent pushes until your first order is delivered. (Otherwise, your kids might order a metric ton of Spongebob Easy Mac.)
At first we thought it might be an April Fool’s Joke, but it’s legit. And as we’ve been conditioned to do in this age of the internet, we combed twitter for the best responses to this display of absurdity.
So the Amazon Dash is toddler-proof; responds only to first button press for More Tide, not to the next 79,998,383, thank goodness.
— Jason Gay (@jasonWSJ) March 31, 2015
I will say that the day before april fool’s day was not a great choice to announce something as unbelievable as the amazon dash button
— Chris Ziegler (@zpower) March 31, 2015
— Josh Lowensohn (@Josh) March 31, 2015
Amazon Dash= For those times ordering TP from your phone app in bed is too complicated.
— Wendy Mortensen (@wndywitch) March 31, 2015
If any of my friends put #AmazonDash in their homes, you bet your butt I will push that button every time I come over. Maybe a lot.
— SG (@ThatScarletGirl) March 31, 2015
Amazon Dash, because dogs and cats could only order items over the internet in cartoons, but not real life.
— Steve Buchheit (@steve_buchheit) March 31, 2015