How Amazon Is Slowly Building a World in Which It Takes Very Little Effort to Shop

'Replenishment' service nabs GE, other brands

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If you use all of Amazon's technologies in the near future, you almost won't have to leave your home. And you won't even have to push buttons to get your household needs fulfilled. 

The Seattle-based retailer today revealed that General Electric, printer brand Brother and glucose-monitor player Gmate Smart are the latest brands to partner with Amazon Dash Replenishment. The 3-month-old program lets appliances and gadgets order products without any help at all. For instance, GE's washers that utilize what's called "smart dispense technology" can be programmed to automatically order detergent when the owner is running low on his or her go-to brand. 



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