Amazon Tests Dash Barcode Scanner For Ordering AmazonFresh Groceries

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If you need help assembling your grocery list, it seems that Amazon has a product for you.

The company is featuring something called Amazon Dash on a new web page. Apparently it’s a Wi-Fi-connected device that allows users to build a shopping list by scanning bar codes and saying product names out loud. It connects directly with AmazonFresh, the company’s grocery delivery service, so once your list is complete, it should be easy to make the purchase from your smartphone or laptop.

Among the benefits highlighted on the Dash site are the ability to build your list throughout the day, and to “never forget an item again.”

Personally, I don’t find writing out a shopping list to be all that arduous, but then, I shop like a 31-year-old single guy (in other words, my refrigerator’s pretty bleak). I could see Dash being handy for someone who has a longer list. And hey, as Amazon notes, “even the kids can help.”

Dash is currently being tested with a limited group of customers. A company spokesperson sent me the following statement:

We’re excited to trial Dash with a select number of Prime Fresh customers in Los Angeles and San Francisco. [AmazonFresh is currently available in Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Southern California.] With Dash, Prime Fresh customers can easily shop over 500,000 Amazon items for same-day and early morning delivery, including electronics, toys, fresh groceries, household essentials and local favorites