If Amazon.com has its way, come 2015, the company hopes to have 30 minute delivery available by drone via Amazon Prime Air. ABC News reported on Dec. 2, 2013, that Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos announced drone delivery will be available as soon as they can get FAA clearance. Right now, drone delivery is not possible, but there is hope the FAA will start allowing unmanned delivery as early as 2015.
For consumers, it means almost instant gratification. Thirty-minute delivery for online purchases is like candy at the checkout counter in your local grocery store. Amazon Prime Air will allow consumers one click purchasing options for items weighing in at five pounds or less. One click and 30 minutes later the item is at your doorstep.
Amazon hope to see the skies full of delivery drones in the near future. The biggest hurdle right now is getting the FAA to set rules and regulations for unmanned delivery. Air and civilian safety are the biggest concerns. Once these hurdles are overcome and the safety issues are addressed, Amazon hopes to be the first to deliver merchandise via a drone delivery system. Imagine, the next generation of Kindle readers could be delivered almost as fast as content for the device. Kindles could be delivered by Amazon Prime Air in 2015 and this will change everything.
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