Amazon is disabling its Dash buttons, the little buttons that let people re-order groceries with a push
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- Amazon is turning off its Dash buttons at the end of this month.
- The company stopped selling the buttons earlier this year, but had continued to support ones already in customers' hands.
- The gadgets allowed customers to order particular products from dozens of brands at the touch of a button.
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Amazon's Dash buttons will soon be disabled.
The e-commerce giant will be turning off the devices, which allowed customers to order particular products with the press of a button, at the end of this month, company spokeswoman Robyn Stewart said in an emailed statement Thursday. Amazon had announced in February it was ceasing sales of the gadgets, but had since then continued to support those already in use.
"Amazon is constantly evaluating our product and service offerings to best serve customers," Stewart said in the statement. "Since sales of Dash Button devices ceased earlier this year, we have seen continued growth of other shopping options to meet customer needs."
CNET previously reported that Amazon was deactivating the Dash buttons.
Amazon launched the Dash buttons four years ago. Each one was tied to a particular product from a specific brand. They were designed to make it easy for customers to replenish household items when they ran out of them. Among the dozens of different brands that offered buttons were Tide, Lysol, and Red Bull.
Instead of using the physical buttons, Amazon customers can create virtual ones on the company's web site. They can also place orders through the company's Echo smart speakers or other devices that support its Alexa voice assistant.
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