Amazon ‘Dash’ Automatic Toner and Ink Delivery Now Available for Brother Printers

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Tired of running out of ink or toner at the most inopportune time? Seattle-based Amazon reports that its Amazon Dash Replenishment for select connected Brother printers is now available. The Dash Replenishment Service enables Internet-connected devices to automatically order physical goods from Amazon when supplies are running low — so that a Brother printer, for instance, will automatically order toner or ink when it’s needed, and toner or ink will automatically be delivered to the user’s doorstop. Amazon Dash Replenishment is also now available for a GE washer, and the Gmate SMART blood glucose monitor.

Customers who already own a compatible Brother printer can start using the Dash Replenishment immediately – there’s no need to buy a new printer –  instead, the customer just signs up in order to activate Amazon Dash Replenishment.

“With Amazon Dash Replenishment, we want to make customers’ lives even easier so they won’t run out of items like laundry detergent, pet food, or printer ink again — customers simply activate Dash Replenishment when they are setting up their connected device and then rely on Amazon to automatically deliver those everyday essentials,” said Daniel Rausch, director of Amazon Devices.

The compatible Brother connected printers automatically measure toner or ink levels, and relay when ink or toner is low. Dash Replenishment automatically orders and ships toner or ink, billing the customer. Customers sign up for Dash Replenishment via Brother’s Web site when setting up their compatible printers. For a list of compatible Brother printers, visit Amazon here. To sign up, visit Brother here. About 40 Brother printers are currently available for use with the program, including color-inkjet All-in-Ones and printers, and color and monochrome laser All-in-Ones and printers.

There are no subscription fees, users pay as they go, and users may cancel at any time..

“We are excited to work with the Amazon Dash Replenishment Service, and be a part of its official launch,” commented Don Cummins, senior vice president of marketing for Brother. “Brother has over 45 models immediately compatible with Amazon Dash Replenishment, making it easy for our users to automatically have their ink or toner replenished when they need it.”

Visit Amazon here for a complete list of Brother Dash-enabled models.

Information for Developers

For device makers and developers, the limited private beta has ended and Dash Replenishment Service APIs are now available for integration into any device that can connect to the Internet, either directly or through a proxy. Developers can visit www.amazon.com/dashreplenishmentservice to start an integration today with as few as 10 lines of code using simple HTML containers and REST API calls. Whether large corporations or hobbyists, device makers can use Dash Replenishment Service to place orders on behalf of their customers without having to build the back-end infrastructure to fulfill orders—Amazon does this work for them, leveraging its authentication and payment systems, customer service, and fulfillment network.

Information about Amazon Dash Replenishment can be found at www.amazon.com/dashreplenishmentservice, including a video highlighting why device makers are integrating Dash Replenishment in their connected devices.

More Resources

July 2015: Hands-On Review: HP Instant Ink Program

November 2015: Our Continuing Adventures with HP’s ‘Instant Ink’ Program

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