Beginner's Guide to Amazon Dash Buttons

Getting started with Amazon Dash Buttons can be a daunting task.  The world wide interwebs has hundreds of posts on a variety of topics, so we understand it can be difficult finding a place to start.  

Welcome the the Dash Button Dudes' Beginner's Guide to Amazon Dash Buttons.

Step 1

Get Amazon Prime

First things first, you will need an Amazon Prime Account.  If you don't already have one, we highly recommend it.  For $99/year you get:

  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items
  • Unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs
  • Instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Video
  • Access to Amazon Dash Buttons!

Amazon offers 30-day free trials, and free membership to college students.  Click here to learn more.

Step 2

Audit your household purchases.  

Take a look through your credit/debit card statements to see what you spend money on each month. Look around your house too and think about what supplies you use the most, and frequently run out of. 

You may just know intuitively.  Personally, my roommates and I are in constant need of Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, and Paper Plates so we use the Cottonelle, Bounty, and Dixie dash buttons all the time.  

Step 3

Choose the right Dash Buttons.  

Having Dash Buttons for your most frequent purchases is the easiest way to jumpstart your new button lifestyle, but not all Dash Buttons are created equally.  Be sure to look at the products offered for each Dash Button and their prices.  Sometimes the convenience is worth the extra cost, but that's up to you. 

Head over the the Top 10 Dash Buttons section to see our favorite buttons.   These Dash Buttons have been personally vetted by the Dash Button Dudes to provide the best combination of convenience, frequency of use, and value compared to other retail outlets. 

Step 4

Buy them!

Go to Amazon and purchase them.  -- Please remember to use our referral links :) 

Dash buttons currently cost $4.99 each, but for a limited time that money is refunded on your first purchase.  They're basically free, so what do you have to lose?

Step 5

Install them.  

You'll need your Dash Button, a Wi-Fi Connection (and password), and your mobile device. Currently you are unable to install Dash Buttons using an iPad. 

Check out this blog post for detailed information. 

Step 6

Press your new Amazon Dash Buttons!

 Watch household supplies show up at your front door like magic. Rinse, repeat.

Don't press them too much :) 

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