If this is the first you're hearing of Amazon Dash, it's a way for you to reorder select products through Amazon with the press of a button. The labeled button is a Wi-Fi connected device that, once you configure and connect to your wireless network, will automatically place an order for the product it's tied to whenever you press the button.
You can place these buttons wherever they're convenient. For example, there's a Tide button you can affix to your washing machine. When you find yourself getting low on detergent, just press the button and you'll receive a new supply in a couple of days.
The program was previously only available to Prime Members by invite only, but now all Prime Members can give it a go. Amazon also expanded the number of brands and product categories -- there are now 29 brands participating in the program with more than 500 products to choose from. Some of the new brands and items include Ice Breakers Mints, Hefty Trash and Storage Bags, Ziplock, and Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100 Percent Whey Protein.
Yes, you do have to purchase these buttons, which cost $4.99 a pop. To help soften the blow, Amazon says it will refund $4.99 to participating Prime Members after they make their first button purchase.