In what could still be the the longest-running April Fools joke of all time, Amazon has just made those press-to-order Dash buttons available to all Prime customers
Here’s how Amazon describes its Dash button:
“Amazon Dash Button is simple to set up. Use the Amazon app on your smartphone to easily connect to your home Wi-Fi and select the product you want to reorder with Dash Button. Once connected, a single press automatically places your order. Amazon sends an order alert to your phone, so it’s easy to cancel if you change your mind. Unless you elect otherwise, Dash Button responds only to your first press until your order is delivered.”
Basically, you can set up a Tide-branded dash button near your washing machine, and when you run out of detergent you simply press the button and two days later – more Tide. Or you can place a Huggies-branded Dash button next to the changing table and when you run out of diapers, press the button and two days later – more Huggies.
There are a total of 18 Dash buttons currently available. Some of the products you can order by Dash are Bounty paper towels, Gatorade, SmartWater, Larabars, Gerber formula, Olay beauty products, Clorox wipes, Izze juice, Glad trash bags, and Kraft Mac & Cheese.
You can find all 18 dash buttons here. They run $4.99 a piece. To be fair, it still seems like it could be a joke.
But then again, I always do forget to order paper towels…