Amazon has introduced an automatic ordering service called as Amazon Dash Replenishment Service (DRS). With this service, connected devices can order from Amazon whenever their supplies are running low.
Devices such as water filters, washing machines, printers, blood glucose monitors, hand sanitisers, soap dispensers, automatic pet-food dispenser, automatic pool monitors can now place orders for themselves whenever their supplies are running low.
These devices must directly connect to the internet or should be connected with a proxy.
Certain products have been listed on Amazon’s Dash Replenishment Service website.
These include Brother Printers, Gmate Smart Glucose Meter, GE washer, Whirlpool washing machine, Brita water purifier, PURELL hand sanitizers, Sealed Air soap dispensers, Samsung Printers, etc. Each of these smart devices can track their supply levels and place orders from Amazon.
Of these devices, Brother Printers can track their ink levels. Other devices like GE washer, Gmate Smart Glucose monitor, Whirlpool washing machine will be released soon.
Amazon Devices, director, Daniel Rausch said: "We want to make customers’ lives even easier so they won’t run out of items like laundry detergent, pet food or printer ink again."
"Customers can start taking advantage of the service today and we will continue to launch and add new devices to the program this year."
"The truly magical experience is that it arrives on your doorstep just when you need it."
A major advantage about these devices is that they do not prompt the consumer to buy the supplies, instead they are built to set-and-forget.
Another device from Amazon that helps in making automated order is the Amazon Dash. Dash is a small device that when kept near frequently bought items which will send a wireless signal to your Amazon account and the order will be delivered.
Amazon wants to encourage companies and developers to incorporate the Dash feature in their products by giving them access to its Dash application programme interface. It says that this programme can be implemented with as little as 10 lines of code.