Are Amazon Dash Buttons the Future?
The main topic of Chapter 4 is E Commerce, which is the exchange of goods services and money among firms, between firms and their customers and between customers, supported by communication technologies and in particular, the Internet. Amazon is arguably the leader in E Commerce, selling millions of good everyday to people across the world. Im sure everyone has used Amazon either on their computer, phone, tablet or other electronic devices but now Amazon has created an easier way to purchase things using E Commerce, their Amazon Dash Button. The Amazon Dash Button is a simple tiny button that lets you order normal products with one click of a button. Each button is tailored to one specific product, for example their is one for Bounty paper towels and one for Gatorade. The button is connected to your wifi and once pressed it automatically places an order for a 12 pack of paper towels or a 24 pack of gatorade depending on which button you own and press. Amazon, the leader in E Commerce is trying to make a simple way of doing business even simpler with the Dash Button. Amazon plans on continuing the dash button’s services by creating a dash replenishment system, where appliances can sense when its low on detergent or other items and automatically order more.
Do you think Amazon going to create a new trend in the E Commerce world with the dash button? Or will it be a bust?
What are some downsides or negative consequences that could arise from owning a dash button?
If the dash button becomes popular do you think the replenishment system will also become a trend? Or are they two separate entities?