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Amazon UK Trials Automated Ordering Online

Trend Summary: When Amazon launched its Dash button in April 2014, many checked whether it was the first of the month?

enlightenedThe online titan's plastic branded buttons are connected to the Amazon Prime app, enabling consumers to replenish branded household goods instantly – no logging in, no confirmation of payment. When it became clear that Amazon was serious, observers speculated as to ... 

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... whether the internet titan's instant-order button signals the future of shopping?

Dash was met by a lukewarm response in the US when it launched, with consumers questioning the convenience of receiving 45 toilet rolls at a time! When smart devices don’t turn out to be that smart, consumers can be unforgiving in their analysis.

Amazon is currently rolling out its Dash Replenishment Service [DRS] to the UK. The platform will enable 'internet of things' devices to automatically re-order their own supplies when they run low, with Bosch, Siemens, Grundig, Samsung and Whirlpool adding codes to their connected products to facilitate the deliveries.

The Dash button means consumers can order brands such as Ariel, Andrex and Finish literally at the touch of a button, resulting in less time spent lugging around heavy items in person.

In the UK, Tesco is also exploring automated shopping through a partnership with an online service called If This Then That.

Read the original unabridgedCampaignLive.co.uk article.

[Estimated timeframe:Q2 2017]

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Source: campaignlive.co.uk
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7144

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