Amazon Dash – Automate your Shopping

Amazon Dash – Automate your Shopping

Amazon Dash is the solution that every lazy or reluctant shopper has been looking for. At domobot we come across all sorts of automation solutions – gadgets that will either ease or optimise regular tasks that can often be inefficient. Amazon Dash potentially gives the greatest return on investment for automating weekly labour!

Describing itself as “shopping made simple”, Amazon Dash is a little device that contains a bar-code scanner and a microphone. Given that most of your regular grocery shopping is likely to be reasonably consistent, you can just point the scanner at the bar-code of an item thats already in your pantry (say for example tinned beans) and add that item to your check out list. Even better, if its an item that you don’t already have available to scan, you can use the microphone to add the item to your shopping list.

What is available on Amazon Dash?

With over 500,000 items available to buy through the Amazon Dash, you’re very well covered. Amazon has included their Amazon Fresh range, grocery delivery being the most frequent purchases for the average household. In that 500,000 Amazon has also made available their most popular purchases including books (obviously), electronics, clothes and other wares.

Once your item is scanned, you can then access your checkout either online or through a smartphone app. From there you can confirm the number of items required and payment details. Amazon Dash offers next day delivery on most items, making it one of the most convenient shopping services in the market.

Is Amazon Dash good?

As a guy who hates shopping, I couldn’t think of a more convenient solution. I also trust Amazon as a brand which makes the “set and forget” nature of the interaction a little more dependable. Of course, the pity is that this is not yet available in Australia. Without a local Amazon presence, this looks to be some way off. I can only hope that they choose to partner with a local provider in the mean time or else a reasonable competitor (think Coles or Woolworths) chooses to enter the market sooner rather than later.