In 2015, Amazon launched the Dash button. It was a nifty way for people to quickly reorder products at, quite literally, the push of a button. Customers could purchase brand-specific physical buttons for the product of their choice and once they needed to reorder the item, they simply needed to push the button. But come August 31, 2019, Amazon will officially discontinue this service.
Amazon decided to stop selling Dash buttons back in February but they will completely halt support for the buttons by the end of the month. An Amazon spokesperson reportedly told CNET that the usage of the Dash button “has significantly slowed” thus their decision to shut it down altogether.
Amazon will still offer virtual Dash buttons available on their website and via the app, as well as offering voice shopping through their own smart assistant, Alexa.
Given that Amazon has been focusing on their AI voice assistant for a while now, the death of the Dash button seemed inevitable. It’s just a bit surprising that support for existing Dash buttons will also be discontinued.
Amazon is urging people who own Dash buttons to participate in its recycling program by sending the devices back.