|Some of the products you can order through Amazon’s Dash Button|
Okay… I’m not sure if I’m amazed or a bit petrified of two of the new services that Amazon just launched this week. Probably a bit of both.
First up, Amazon’s Dash Button (only by invitation at this time.) Running low on household items like detergent, toilet paper, beauty supplies, soda, or pantry items?? No problem. Press a button, and your order is placed through Amazon. You get a verification on your phone, just in case your teenager put in an order for 12 cases of Mac and Cheese.
Here’s Amazon’s explanation of how it works:
Dash Button is simple to set up. Use the Amazon app on your smartphone to easily connect to your home Wi-Fi network and select the product you want to reorder with Dash Button. Once connected, a single press automatically places your order. Amazon sends an order alert to your phone, so it’s easy to cancel if you change your mind. Unless you elect otherwise, Dash Button responds only to your first press until your order is delivered.
Sounds really easy.
Next up, Amazon’s Home Services. An “Angie’s List” type of reviewed services like plumbing, landscaping, yoga lessons, computer repair, etc., with the twist of being able to call in an expert right from Amazon. You can even get “Goat Grazing” in some areas. My twisted mind immediately went to the thought of how soon Amazon will put “Legal Services” on this list. Need a will? Click the button on your phone and a lawyer will call you. Actually, that sounds really easy.
Here’s Amazon’s explanation of its Home Services:
Shop for services
It’s as easy as 1-2-3:
Add the service to your cart.
Tell us when works for you.
Only pay when the job is complete.
Coming Soon… a Lawyer is delivered to your door via an Amazon Drone?