For those who don’t know, AmazonFresh is a service that’s only being offered in certain parts of Seattle and California. It makes grocery shopping very easy, users really don’t even have to leave their couch to get fresh groceries. Same-day delivery is offered for items ordered by 10 a.m., orders placed after that are delivered the following morning. Customers can order things like fresh produce, fish, dairy products as well as toys and electronics. The company has launched a new accessory called Amazon Dash for AmazonFresh members which makes grocery shopping even easier.
It is only being provided to select AmazonFresh customers on a trial basis, so Dash isn’t quite in the mainstream just yet. Even AmazonFresh is limited to a few cities on the West Coast, so it may take a while for this service to be rolled out in other major parts of the country.
Amazon Dash is roughly the size of a conventional flashlight. There’s a barcode scanner built-in which can scan the codes off the back of household products. Users can also press the microphone button to speak into Dash, effectively creating a list of products they need. All products scanned or spoken of are then compiled in an Amazon shopping list. Lists are updated in real-time as Dash connects to Wi-Fi. Users can then view the entire list, makes changes if they want and schedule delivery.
AmazonFresh membership costs $299, though customers in supported cities get a 30-day free trial at first. The membership also gets them Amazon Prime’s two-day free shipping benefits.