Amazon Dash buttons will stop working on August 31, 2019

By on August 2, 2019

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If you currently have any Amazon Dash buttons around your home for ordering consumables like paper towels, candy or drinks, those pieces of white plastic will become useless at the end of the month. The Dash buttons allowed users to place a quick order by simply pressing a button, which connected via Wi-Fi to place an order.

Amazon stopped selling the buttons at the start of the year and created a virtual Amazon Dash buttons page, if you still want to click something. Of course, shifting to the Subscribe & Save service will probably save you more money.

Subscribe & Save sets a specific delivery date for orders each month and offers up to 15% off your entire order if 5 or more items ship in a given month. This can lead to significant savings offer big box retailers like Walmart and you don’t even have to leave your home.

In addition, you could also just ask Alexa to reorder an item (assuming you have an Echo device) if you prefer to order right when you run out. Interestingly, Amazon is still selling the Dash Wand, which allows you to scan a barcode of a product, then it gets added to your shopping cart.

If you need an order right away, remember to check out the Prime Pantry option as well. You order items in bulk to fill up a single box, which Amazon charges $6 shipping for. For large families, there’s a membership option for $5 a month which allows customers to place an unlimited number of Prime Pantry orders each month ($10 or more) without paying any additional shipping fee.  (We often list $5, $10 coupons off Prime Pantry orders on our Amazon Deals page.)

About Mike Flacy

By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

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