Amazon is officially shutting down the Dash button, the device that let you order items instantly with a single push.

The online retailer announced earlier this year that it planned to phase out the Dash button service which allows Prime members to select stick-on buttons for specific items they regularly used in order to make re-ordering convenient. For example, you could place a Dash button for toilet paper in your bathroom and press it when running low on toilet paper and Amazon would instantly ship you the item the next day.

The buttons offered were for items people use regularly, like paper products, diapers and laundry detergent. Now Amazon is turning off those oval buttons so that they will no longer function when pressed beginning Aug. 31, 2019.

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The Dash buttons will live on digitally, however, with virtual Dash buttons accessible on the Amazon app or website. The virtual version will make it easy to re-order items you regularly shop for by organizing all of the buttons on one easy to manage screen. Customers who were already using the Dash buttons will find the virtual buttons automatically created on their Amazon accounts.

—Shahrzad Warkentin



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