I have a love/hate relationship with grocery shopping. I love getting new groceries, but sometimes I really hate dealing with all of the traffic and the other shoppers who are out doing exactly what I’m doing. And I really hate it when I drive all the way to the store and they’re out of the one item I really needed to get, forcing me to go to another store, where I inevitably end up buying more than the one item I originally needed! You see what I mean? Grocery shopping, while rewarding, can also be incredibly frustrating. That’s where a service like Amazon Dash can really come in handy.

Amazon Dash Simplifies Grocery Shopping

Amazon To The Rescue…Again!

Never heard of Amazon Dash? Neither had I until last week, but I’m here to tell you that this next big thing from Amazon can change the way you shop for groceries. So, what is it? It’s a magic wand that lets you order whatever groceries or various household supplies you may need. (You can even use it to order guitar strings, according the their promo video). You can simply use the wand to scan something you’re running low on, or you can use the wand’s microphone to speak your list and it will record it all for you. Then, all you have to do is use their smartphone app or website to pay for your goods and you’re all set.

Here’s the best part – once you pay for your items, Amazon will deliver them to you that same day or the next day, eliminating your need to get out of the house and go to the grocery store.

There is a catch to this service, though – you have to have an Amazon Prime Fresh account which costs $300 per year, and you also (at this stage of the service) have to be directly invited by Amazon. Oh, and as of this moment you have to live in one of just a few cities (Seattle, San Francisco, and parts of Southern California). But if you do qualify for Amazon Dash, I think you’re in for a real treat.

What do you think? Would you use this service from Amazon? Let us know in the comments section below.

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SOURCE: http://www.wired.com/2014/04/amazon-dash/