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Amazon Drone Delivery


Amazon has begun testing the use of drones for delivery of their products, adding to the growing list of commercial drone users.

Though this may just be a clever marketing ploy that never makes it out of the R&D phase, it is definitely a fascinating idea. Surely one of Amazon’s greatest costs must be shipping, and drones could be a good way to lessen that cost in addition to making it an internal operation as opposed to using external companies like UPS or the US Postal Service.

It is somewhat discomforting to imagine a fleet of delivery drones buzzing above our heads every day, and with the volume that Amazon deals with it’s hard to imagine that drones could handle so many deliveries.