Amazon this week showed off their Dash Button, a device that lets brands set up a one press ordering system for customers.
The idea is that a brand, say a laundry detergent, gives out buttons that when pressed will automatically deliver washing powder or whatever product is preprogrammed into the device.
While its safe to say Amazon’s Dash button is a gimmick, it’s not hard to see washing machines, coffee makers or industrial equipment that comes preprogrammed to automatically order supplies when it detects reserves are running low.
So the Dash Button could be showing us how the Internet of Things will help us shop with smart devices automatically organising deliveries for us.
On it’s own the Amazon Dash Button won’t be changing the way we shop but the future of retail is going to be very different as the IoT rolls out.