I’m not sure if you caught the segment on 60 minutes, but Jeff Bezos, the Amazon found, discussed the fastest shipment ever of the Amazon products, Amazon Prime Air. You’ve probably heard of Amazon Prime, right? It’s a 2-day free shipment on select products when you sign up for a $70-80 Amazon Prime annual account. Currently, there is also same-day delivery where couriers are available for certain products. Now, Amazon overdelivers by offering Amazon Prime Air that allows select products to be shipped within 30 minutes!
How is this possible? By robot drones. Robots with wings will be programmed with the exact coordinates of the address and will fly from the Amazon factory to the address. It is estimated to take 30 minutes to get there from the Amazon factory that is closest. The product will be packaged in an Amazon tupperware-like yellow-orange plastic box. It will be dropped off and the robot drone will go back to the Amazon factory for the next order.
No extra costs or anything price-wise has been mentioned regarding the Amazon Prime Air. I just hope I’m still around and living when this actually comes out to the market. I guess you can say it’s on my tech service bucket list.
One question, how does the product fly successfully to your apartment or office floor? Shipping to a home in the suburbs makes sense. It just lands in front of the house. But, you just can’t land the product you bought outside of your building in New York City. That certainly won’t get to you. Is there a handler involved that gets it to your apartment or office suite? I’d like to see how that works. Plus, are you charged a deposit fee if you hold the robot drone hostage? That might sound funny, but this equipment costs a pretty penny and my mind starts to wander on this subject. Well, the theory is phenomenal and I can’t wait to see it in action despite a couple reservations I may have.