Amazon has launched its new Dash Smart Shelf, built-in WiFi-enabled office supplies scale, which automatically re-orders items or sends notifications to order manually when common consumables, such as printer paper, pen, or coffee, run out. Amazon envisions these different sizes of Dash smart shelves in office lounges, closets and other locations.
Next year, the device will be available to Amazon Business customers, including businesses, government, healthcare and education machines. Amazon did not disclose the price of Dash’s smart shelves. The device represents the transformation of the Dash program to business, which has so far focused on consumers. In August, Amazon stopped supporting the Dash button with internet connections.
The Dash button was first released in 2015 and is designed to be placed in the kitchen, laundry and other areas of the home. Each of these buttons costs $4.99, and you can automatically order more detergents or paper towels at the touch of a button. Brands such as Tide and Gillette are involved and have created their own brand buttons.