Amazon is on way to create history in the USA to become the second most organizations to operate drones apart from the American military. Recently Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced that they will be making drones for their product deliveries. The company has decided to start a domestic drone delivery service with the help of UAV’s to deliver products directly to customers from warehouse to customers homes in a matter of minutes. The plan looks quite insanely good but with few worst scenarios too. According to the company, this will certainly change the paradigm how we shop. It looks entirely conceivable.
1. Delivery Time Will Be Cut Down From Days To Minutes
An Amazon unmanned aerial delivery vehicle could have an order delivered to a customer within less than an hour. The target delivery window is actually around thirty minutes. As purportedly nearly 90% of the items Amazon delivers are light enough for one of their “octocopters” to carry, that means most anything you want could be sitting next to the computer you used to order it before your cup of coffee had cooled.
2. It Will Help Amazon To Cement Their Place As The Leader In The Retail Market
If Amazon can get its drone program launched successfully, they would be even farther out in front of other retail and fulfillment companies than they already are. Pioneering next day and then same-day delivery was one thing; partnering with the USPS for Sunday deliveries was another thing; same hour direct-to-buyer aerial delivery is a quantum leap further. And though the idea almost “looks like science fiction. It’s not,” according to Jeff Bezos.
3. Amazon Drones Are Under Testing Phase
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos granted an in-depth interview to CBS’s 60 Minutes in which he revealed that his company has already been testing their drone delivery systems for some time now; they are well beyond the theoretical stage of the program. Given the immense investment of capital and time that establishing a corporate drone system requires, we can safely assume that the company has thoroughly studied the concept and finds it entirely feasible despite potential limitations of logistics, regulations, and cost. Put simply: they wouldn’t try it if they weren’t confident it would work.
4. It’s Highly Unlikely That FAA Will Approve The Commercial Drones
The Federal Aviation Administration is working on a plan to allow domestic drones (AKA UAVs; AKA Unmanned Aircraft Systems) to flit about the airspace of American cities and suburbs, but the agency is quoting a five-year timetable before its policies are in place. Given the complexities of the issue and given the pace at which the government tends to move, it is likely we will be waiting well more than half a decade before we see drones delivering Amazon orders.
5. Amazon Drones Are Limited For Small Items
Don’t expect to see that that table saw or oversize suitcase you ordered delivered to your door via an Amazon drone. The systems that the company is developing would be limited to small packages of only five or so pounds each. And they would have a range of only ten or so miles, flying between an Amazon fulfillment house and the customer, so specialty and larger items would still have to arrive via the tried-and-true delivery system frequently known as a truck.
These are few elusive facts about the Amazon drones that are surely going to change the way of shopping. With the evolution coming each and every day it’s certainly going to be an amazing experience for all in coming years. Stay bind with us for more exciting stuff. Till then, keep reading and don’t forget to share and subscribe our page.