Court orders Amazon to end Wi-Fi button purchases in Germany

The concept behind Amazonís Dash buttons are pretty cool. The idea is that these make it quick and easy for people to reorder certain items that they might use on a daily basis. This is versus having to go through the process of placing an order via Amazonís website when all they need to do is press the button.Unfortunately it seems that over in Germany, these Dash buttons apparently violate the countryís laws. This is due to the fact that the buttons do not give sufficient information about the product being ordered or its price, thus violating consumer protection legislation. Accordin to Wolfgang Schuldzinski, head of the consumer body, “We are always open to innovation. But if innovation means that the consumer is put at a disadvantage and price comparisons are made difficult then we fight that.ĒUnsurprisingly Amazon isnít too pleased by this and has stated that they believe that they are in compliance with the law, and that they plan on fighting the ruling through other channels despite the consume

Court orders Amazon to end Wi-Fi button purchases in Germany

A German court has ordered Amazon to stop taking orders from customers using wireless-enabled buttons because they breach e-commerce rules.

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