• Amazon Dash buttons judged to breach consumer rules in Germany

    10 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Amazon's Dash buttons have been found to breach consumer ecommerce rules in Germany.
    The push-to-order gizmos were debuted by Amazon in 2015 , in an attempt by the ecommerce giant to shave friction off of the online shopping process by encouraging consumers to fill their homes with stick-on, account-linked buttons that trigger product-specific staple purchases when pressed - from washing powder to toilet roll to cat food.
    Germany was among the first international markets where Amazon launched Dash, in 2016, along with the UK and Austria. But yesterday a higher state court in Munich ruled...
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  • Amazon's Dash buttons have been outlawed in Germany

    10 days ago - By Fast Company

    Dash buttons do not show the current price Amazon is charging for the product, which violates German consumer protection laws.
    A Munich regional court has ruled that Amazon's Dash buttons violate consumer protection legislation and are thus illegal under German law, reports Reuters. Amazon's Dash buttons are small wireless hardware with a single button on it, which, when tapped by an Amazon Prime member, will automatically place an order for the product and bill it to the user's Amazon account.
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