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Amazon Dash arrives in the UK to make grocery shopping super easy

Imagine simply saying the things you need and having them delivered to you. That has become the reality with the Amazon Dash, now available in the UK.

Published onJuly 28, 2016

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Imagine never having to leave your house to get groceries – simply say the things you need, and everything is delivered to you. Does this sound like some futuristic utopian world? Well, what if I told you that’s been the reality for quite some time now with Amazon?

Amazon Dash is a device that AmazonFresh customers can use to order groceries through scanning bar codes of products that they’ve run out of or simply by dictating what they need. The Dash device recognizes the desired items and automatically adds them to your basket. All you have to do is confirm your order, and your groceries are delivered to your front step. Simple as that.

The grocery scanner has been available in the US for some time now albeit through invitation only. Well, for our neighbors across the pond who have been waiting, we bring you good news: the Dash scanner is now available in the UK. The bad news is that initially, the service will only be available in 128 London postcodes. Don’t be too dismayed because Amazon seems to have plans to expand its service in due time:

We will be very methodical and considered in how we roll this service out further in the UK.

If you do live in one of those 128 postcodes, however, and you are already an AmazonFresh customer, placing two orders between today and August 28th will get you the Dash scanner free of charge. If not, this nifty little device would set you back £35.

With more than 130,000 fresh and frozen food products to pick from, AmazonFresh will offer delivery slots from 7am to 11pm every day, as well as a same-day delivery option for those who order by 1pm.

We will have to wait and see how Londoners will react to the Dash scanner, but if proven successful, along with the expansion of the service, Amazon could bring its already-popular Dash Button across the pond as well.

If you live in one of the 128 postcodes, will you be trying AmazonFresh and the Dash scanner? Let us know about your experience in the comments below!

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