We first learned of Amazon’s Dash Replenishment devices about a year ago as details were just starting to leak out. Since then, Amazon launched its Dash Buttons across a handful of brands and slowly released more information on its plans for this service. Today, the first products with built-in Replenishment functionality have been released.
In case you’re not familiar, Amazon Dash Replenishment tracks the inventory of a consumable good and automatically re-orders it when levels get low. The initial example was Quirky’s Poppy Coffeemaker, but now the technology is available in a handful of other products…
Amazon is labeling its Dash Replenishment Service as something that can be integrated into a myriad of existing products. But a handful of brands have been made privy to the functionality at launch. The most noteworthy of which is Brother’s line of connected printers. Amazon currently lists 46 compatible options that will track your ink usage and automatically order more when levels get low.
These aren’t just enterprise-level printers either. The collection includes popular AirPrint laser options like the $90 Brother HL-L2340DW or the more robust HL-3170CDW Color Laser for $170. That’s not to be said that small businesses are being left out, there are plenty of options that will fit the bill for a variety of needs. If you already own one of the compatible models, simply follow the directions at the top of this page to activate your printer.
All together, Amazon has partnerships with about 15 brands, including big names like Samsung, GE, Whirlpool, Brita and others. One other notable inclusion today is Gmate’s SMART Blood Glucose Meter, which is iOS-connected and can measure blood-sugar levels on your device. In this instance, the Dash service can be used to automatically order more testing strips when needed.
Amazon plans on continuing to expand its partnerships as new products are introduced to the market. You can learn more about the Dash Replenishment Service over at Amazon’s official hub. Interested in Dash Buttons? Amazon if currently offering $4.99 off your first purchase made with a Dash Button.
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First Amazon Dash Replenishment Devices Now Available
Brother, GE Appliances, and Gmate devices now integrate Dash Replenishment to automatically order everyday essentials fromAmazon
Purell and Whirlpool Smart Dishwasher join Dash Replenishment program
Dash Replenishment APIs now broadly available for device makers from hobbyists to large manufacturers
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 19, 2016– (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced the first devices available with Amazon Dash Replenishment, including select Brother printers, a GE washer, and the Gmate SMART blood glucose monitor. Dash Replenishment Service enables connected devices to automatically order physical goods from Amazon when supplies are running low—for example, a Brother printer that will order toner or ink when it’s needed. Customers who already own a compatible Brother printer can start taking advantage of Dash Replenishment immediately, and the General Electric washer and Gmate device will be ready by the end of the month—there is no need to buy a new device—just sign up to activate Amazon Dash Replenishment.
Additionally, new brands and devices have joined the Dash Replenishment program, including Purell soap and hand sanitizer and the Whirlpool Smart Dishwasher. Brands that want to incorporate Dash Replenishment Service into their connected devices can now easily access the APIs to start an integration.
“With Amazon Dash Replenishment, we want to make customers’ lives even easier so they won’t run out of items like laundry detergent, pet food or printer ink again—customers simply activate Dash Replenishment when they are setting up their connected device and then rely on Amazon to automatically deliver those everyday essentials,” said Daniel Rausch, Director, Amazon Devices. “It’s exciting to make Dash Replenishment a reality—customers can start taking advantage of the service today and we will continue to launch and add new devices to the program this year.”
Devices available with Dash Replenishment include compatible Brother connected printers that measure toner or ink levels. Dash Replenishment enables automatic ordering so that customers always have the supplies they need to print. Customers can sign up for Dash Replenishment via Brother’s website when setting up their compatible printers.
“We are excited to work with the Amazon Dash Replenishment Service, and be a part of its official launch,” said Don Cummins, SVP Marketing, Brother. “Brother has over 45 models immediately compatible with Amazon Dash Replenishment, making it easy for our users to automatically have their ink or toner replenished when they need it.”
GE’s washer with Smart Dispense technology stores detergent and automatically dispenses the right amount for each load so customers don’t have to worry about it. With Dash Replenishment, customers use the associated app to set their preferred preorder level and Amazon delivers detergent when supply is running low.
Gmate’s SMART Blood Glucose Meter is a device that connects to a smartphone to make testing blood sugar easy and convenient. With Dash Replenishment, testing strips and lancets are automatically ordered when needed so customers always have the critical supplies they need to stay in good health.
Amazon has already announced dozens of other connected devices that will also integrate Dash Replenishment Service, including devices from Samsung, Brita, Whirlpool, August, Oster, Obe, Petnet, Clever Pet, Sutro, Thync, and Sealed Air. Today, the program has added the following new brands/devices:
- Purell—GOJO, the inventors of PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer, is launching a development project to connect its innovative touch-free dispensing systems equipped with GOJO SMARTLINK Technology with Amazon Dash Replenishment Service. The GOJO SMARTLINK Technology in GOJO Soap and PURELL Hand Sanitizer Dispensers tracks the supply level of the soap and hand sanitizer refills and automatically orders a new supply when refills are low through Amazon.
- Whirlpool—Whirlpool, which recently announced integration with its Whirlpool Smart Top Load Washer and Dryer, also plans to use Dash Replenishment in the kitchen with its Whirlpool Smart Dishwasher.
“Amazon has been great to work with—together we’ll help ensure customers always have the right supplies on hand when needed. For Whirlpool, this collaboration is all about taking steps out and keeping life simple,” said Brett Dibkey, Vice President, Integrated Business Units, Whirlpool Corporation.
For device makers and developers, the limited private beta has ended and Dash Replenishment Service APIs are now broadly available for integration into any device that can connect to the Internet, either directly or through a proxy. Developers can visitwww.amazon.com/dashreplenishmentservice to start an integration today with as few as 10 lines of code using simple HTML containers and REST API calls. Whether large corporations or hobbyists, device makers can use Dash Replenishment Service to place orders on behalf of their customers without having to build the back-end infrastructure to fulfill orders—Amazon does this work for them, leveraging its authentication and payment systems, customer service, and fulfillment network.
Information about Amazon Dash Replenishment can be found at www.amazon.com/dashreplenishmentservice, including a video highlighting why device makers are integrating Dash Replenishment in their connected devices.
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