Amazon has decided to stop selling Dash Buttons, which were their programmable buttons that ordered a specific item when they were pressed, as reported by CNET. The buttons were $4.99 each but were often essentially free because Amazon credited most or all of their purchase prices back when they were used for the first time. Since most people interested in Dash Buttons probably already own an Alexa device, the buttons don’t serve the same convenience as they did when they were first launched in 2015.
Amazon says that existing Dash buttons with customers will continue to work. They just won’t be selling any new ones. They’re also going to continue to provide virtual Dash Buttons for those who like using them for single click/tap ordering. Virtual Dash Buttons are available on Amazon’s website, through their app, and on their devices, like the Echo Show.