Amazon has dabbled with the online grocery market in the US for a couple of years via it’s Amazon Fresh offering but it has yet to truly break out, with only a limited long-life product offering available in the UK.
With the internet of things, connected homes, wearable devices becoming more mainstream – the Amazon Dash Button is an interesting idea that allows you to re-order your household essentials with just the push of a button (about the size of a doorbell). Yet another perk of being an Amazon Prime customer – so you’ll get your orders really quickly with free next day delivery!
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It will be interesting to see how quickly this takes off and whether it will become mainstream or just a passing fad. But this could be a great opportunity for brands to push customer loyalty by Amazon facilitating branded re-order buttons in people’s homes. If successful, expect a roll-out in the UK soon and I’m sure the likes of Tesco will soon provide a similar offering for Clubcard – if they manage to turn that £6.4bn loss around!