Whether it is GPS tracking, mobile apps or autonomous trucks, technology is making an impact on the way we ship. There are constantly new technological developments being made that are changing the shipping industry every day. One of the newest developments is drone delivery, which is a new form of shipping technology that is catching many people’s attention and could have a massive impact on the industry as a whole.
How Drone Freight Delivery Works
Drone delivery is the idea of shipping consumers their packages via a drone flying from a base location to the customers’ doorstep. Companies want to get consumers their goods as fast as possible. Using trucks is the current and traditional way for companies to ship goods to consumers, but due to the increasing demand for quick deliveries, companies have been looking to alternative solutions.
Amazon began looking into drone transportation in 2013 and has been making new developments towards implementing it into their shipping service ever since. Amazon has introduced the idea of “Prime Air” to consumers that would operate completely through drone shipment. There are many hurdles for Amazon to get past before something like Prime Air could launch in today’s society, but the idea of using drones to deliver packages could help many companies like Amazon get consumers their goods within just a few hours or minutes.
Whether you like the idea of drone transportation or not, it could transform the entire way that consumers ship and receive packages. Drones could bring many major changes to today’s world, such as:
- Drones would constantly be flying around the air delivering packages throughout the day.
- Online orders and impulse buying will skyrocket due to the rapid delivery speed of shipments.
- Physical store locations would battle with drone delivery to get customers into the store versus ordering goods online.
- Consumer rights may be impacted because of different shipping complications that may occur with drone delivery, such as stolen drones or damaged packages.
It is exciting to see how new technology like drone delivery will continue to change the shipping industry in the coming months.