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Amazon's New Service Makes Shopping As Easy As Pushing A Button

Wichita Falls, TX - Amazon reveals new online shopping service allowing customers to place orders with a push of a button.

The service is called Amazon Dash. It allows you to place an order with a push of a button as soon as an item at your home runs out.

We talked with Texomans to get their thoughts about this advancement in shopping and whether they will use it or not.

"When I saw that, 'I said that technology is going to a whole new level,' said Malon Allen, a Texoma shopper.

The company released the service on Tuesday and already has some shoppers, like this parent of three thinking about its convenience.

"I think it would be really good for people that either work full time, go to school full time and really don't have that free time during the day or not to go out and shop in the store," said Stephanie Cotton, a mother of three.

The way its new service works, customers receive a small electronic button about the size of a pack of gum with a piece of adhesive on the back. You place the button near a product you frequently use up and whenever you're close to running out, you push it, sending a WiFi message to your Amazon account placing an order.

Some shoppers Newschannel 6 talked to said, ‘Why go through the hassle of going to the grocery store, shopping, then waiting in lines when you can place your order with just a push of a button?'

"I would never come to the store. I would never have to worry about wasting gas," said Allen.

"A lot simpler. You don't have to go somewhere and go shopping," said Joshua Lira, a Texoma shopper.

While most shoppers agree it's convenient not everyone says they'll give up shopping in store for good.

"I think for me it would be less of a break. Oh, let me just push the button I'm done. Instead of getting out of the house and letting her be done," said Cotton.

Currently, the Amazon Dash buttons are only being sent to Amazon Prime members who requested them and others will receive them by invitation only.

Jimmie Johnson, Newschannel 6

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