Amazon to Launch Smart Shelf for Supplies Reordering

Amazon to Launch Smart Shelf for Supplies Reordering

(NOVEMBER 21, 2019) - The Amazon Dash button may be a thing of the past, but the e-commerce giant is keeping the brand alive in a new smart shelf set to be available for US business customers next year.

The Amazon Dash Smart Shelf is a shelf with a built-in weighing scale that automatically orders given supplies when they run low. Unlike the Dash Button, users do not have to intervene to place an order; when the shelf detects a certain weight of product remaining, it will trigger an order. If users don’t want the automatic ordering function, they can receive low inventory notifications instead.

The Dash Smart shelf will come in three sizes – small, medium and large – and will initially only be available to registered US businesses. The visuals on the Amazon Dash Smart Shelf web page clearly show the initiative is aimed at basic office supplies such as paper, notebooks, sticky notes, pens and coffee. Amazon is offering 15% discounts on items from selected partners that include Hammermill, BIC, Kimberly-Clark Professional, Folgers, Keurig, 3M and Nestlé Professional. - (OPI)