Amazon is really trying to do everything in their power to revolutionize the way their products are delivered. Last month, they began rolling out Sunday delivery services in a few small markets with plans to expand wider in 2014. Now, the online market wants to take things to the next level with their new proposal, Amazon Prime Air. The service would involve unmanned air drones delivering a parcel from a local warehouse to customers’ houses in roughly 30 minutes. The company is already in talks with the FAA to ensure they meet the proper rules and regulations for airspace with hopes of Prime Air launching in 2015.
A rough concept process video can be seen below. I love Amazon’s willingness to embrace innovative and new ways to guarantee great customer service. However, Amazon Prime Air is a bit confusing, at least this early on in the process. What happens if somebody attacks and takes the drone down before it arrives to your house? What do you do with the little parcels – do you return them or amass a large collection a la Netflix red envelopes?
The future is both awesome and confusing at the same time. One thing’s for sure: If I can get DVDs and blu-rays in less than 30 minutes without having to put on real clothes, I’m all for it.