Amazon's Internet of Things endeavor continues to pick up speed.
The online retail giant announced yesterday (Nov. 22) that a new set of device makers recently joined onto the Amazon Dash Replenishment Program (DRS) — GeniCan, Honeywell, Nestle and WePlenish. Amazon's DRS allows participating connected devices to utilize Amazon's retail platform to automatically reorder physical goods from Amazon when supplies are running low.
GeniCan is a digital device that sits on the brim of a customer's garbage can. Users scan barcodes on items being disposed to automatically send them to their shopping lists. Consumer product giant Honeywell will produce connected air filtration devices that will calculate when a new air filter is required and automatically order them.
Nestle's BabyNes system, once integrated with Dash Replenishment, will automatically replenish baby formula capsules when supplies are running low. WePlenish's additions to Amazon's DRS include Java and Fetch, which will automatically order coffee capsules and pet food for users, respectively, when needed.
Daniel Rausch, director of Amazon Dash, was quoted as saying: “More and more customers are experiencing the magic of automatic reordering with Dash Replenishment. They avoid the hassle of tracking their household stock of essentials, like dishwasher detergent, printer ink and water filters. When they’re about to run out, Amazon automatically delivers a package to their doorstep. Dash Replenishment is simple to integrate and brings an innovative new customer benefit and business model to their connected devices.”
GE, Samsung, PUR, Whirlpool and GOJO Industries, the makers of Purell hand sanitizer, are just a few of the now over 200 brands that have integrated an Amazon Dash button or used Amazon's API to create automatic reordering products.
Amazon's DRS officially went live in late January of this year, and its Dash order button debuted in March 2015. The replenishment and instant ordering services are available to Amazon Prime members for a one-time fee of $50.