Amazon adds more brands, connected devices to Dash Replenishment Program

The DRS is Amazon's approach to a commerce-based Internet of Things.
Written by Natalie Gagliordi, Contributor

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Amazon said it has added new new connected devices and brands to its Dash Replenishment Service (DRS).

The DRS is Amazon's approach to a commerce-based Internet of Things. Leveraging sensors built directly into hardware, the DRS platform detects when supplies are running low and then automatically reorders them via Amazon.

Amazon said today that GE Appliances, which was one of the first appliance manufacturers to join the DRS, is expanding its portfolio of products that support the program. The company's smart dryers and dishwashers will soon enable automated reordering of dryer fabric softener sheets and dishwasher detergent packs.

Other new additions to the program include companies such as AESOP-Works, makers of a device that keeps track of when medicines and vitamins need to be consumed and reordered; and Neato Robotics, makers of a Wi-Fi-enabled navigating robot vacuum that will automatically reorder filters as part of the DRS.

Amazon said Behmor, JP Certified, Perfect Company, Petcube, simplehuman, and SmartThings have also joined DRS. The Hershey Company and Vivint Smart Home are slated to announce their own DRS-powered products in the coming weeks.

In an effort to attract more developers into the Dash Replenishment program, Amazon also announced today the launch of a redesigned device wizard. The quick-start tool is supposed to help developers configure devices or services to be able to place orders on Amazon.

Last October, Amazon significantly widened the ecosystem of hardware partners participating in DRS, with Samsung, Oster, and a host of others signing up to build devices and appliances that can reorder products without any help at all. In January, the first batch of Dash-powered devices went live.

The Dash program also includes the Dash Button, Amazon's one-click buying system launched in 2015.

Previously: Amazon's Dash Button turns one, triples available brands | Amazon's Echo Dot, Tap, Alexa equate to Amazon Everywhere strategy | Amazon activates Dash Replenishment Service on select gadgets

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