General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has made an aggressive push for market share in the smarthome market with the unveiling of three new dishwashers each going for $1500. In addition to cleaning utensils, the dishwashers will connect to a Wi-Fi connection and buy a detergent from Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) whenever need arises.
GE Wi-Fi Dishwashers
The new Wi-Fi enabled dishwasher will at all-time keep track of how much dish detergent is left and order as per the terms set by the end user. The same process will be completed with the help of Amazon Dash Replenishment service that allows a good array of connected devices to order goods on the e-commerce platform.
To get started on the setup process, open General Electric app and select the type of detergent pods that ought to be filled once they reach a certain level. The app allows for the setting up of when a new order should be made depending on the number of pods left. The Dishwasher will in return keep track of the washing cycle and make an order on Amazon whenever the set terms are reached.
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The motive behind the $1500 dishwasher appliance is to make people’s lives easier by doing away with the need for visiting stores to buy detergents. In addition, the automatic ordering process should benefit Amazon, as it will act as a reliable sales channel for detergents.
“Dash Replenishment is all about making customers’ lives easier and helping ensure they never run out of everyday essentials. We’re thrilled to be teaming up with GE Appliances as it expands its portfolio of appliances that are integrated with Dash Replenishment,” Amazon in a statement.
This is not the first time that General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has unveiled appliances able to connect to the world of interconnected devices. Early this year it unveiled laundry machines that can order detergent and fabric softener online as it continues to expand its product portfolio in the smart home market. The likes of Samsung and Whirlpool are also making big bets as the race for market share in the smart home market heats up.
[CNET] Let your GE dishwasher do its own shopping – CNET https://t.co/pxmodZN8J8
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