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Amazon tries a physical button for making purchases

Zach Miners | April 1, 2015
Amazon might be on to the killer app for restocking toilet paper from the privacy of your home.

It arrives as Amazon edges further into the home beyond its regular e-commerce service. This week the company also launched Amazon Home Services, an alternative to Angie's List where users can search for and book home repair workers and other service providers.

Amazon, meanwhile, is developing new ways to get items delivered, including by aerial drones, and at a rapid pace. The company recently received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly experimental drones for deliveries, but Amazon said the system that was approved has already become obsolete.

If selected, Amazon Prime members will receive an email with an invitation to choose their Dash buttons in the coming weeks, Amazon said. Amazon Prime costs $99 per year and includes two-day shipping, along with other benefits, like access to photo and video storage, as well as to streaming music, TV shows and movies.


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