Amazon has just announced a new service, a device really. Dash. It’s a handheld bar code reader that lets consumers speak into it, or, scan items on their own shelves — to buy more groceries from Amazon Fresh. Selected customers will begin testing the device this week in Amazon Fresh’s handful of test markets.
Sounds very high tech. But not many web retailers have managed to succeed in the low tech business of delivering bread and milk. Programming chops don’t help, if what you’re trying to do is pack milk and eggs.
We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.
Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.
In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.
Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.