How Amazon Drone Delivery Will Work

It’s well over a decade since Amazon launched its Prime delivery service; in fact it was 2007 when the company first introduced us to unlimited next-day shipping on what was at the time almost a million products. But in 13 years, we have seen little change. That is, until recently.

Many areas now offer same-day delivery, but behind closed doors Amazon had been working on an ambitious plan to realise almost instant delivery. The goal? Just 30 minutes, from the click of the ‘order now’ button to the tangible products, in our hands.

Every delivery company can agree that the final mile or so of a product’s journey is the most expensive. As it leaves a shipping container, and steps away from the lorry’s vessel, it enters the smallest vehicle yet – vans, and sometimes cars. Rather than carrying millions of products, a driver can now only carry a few dozen. Employing thousands of drivers comes at incredible cost to shipping companies.

50 Comments

  1. Factual Information on January 26, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    it will not work near me as I live within close proximity to an airport.

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  3. Cole Lawton on January 26, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    How Amazon drones work: drivers lose their jobs

  4. Sir Sephy on January 26, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    i assume it will only applied to light items, not heavy things such as fridge, tv etc

  5. Matt Foley on January 26, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    Drone delivery: Think “skeet” with propellers 😎

  6. Matt Jr on January 26, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    I don’t know about u guys bt I’m having a bad feeling about this, from people who will be attempting to shoot down the drones to system and hardware failures. I don’t know bt I don’t think those factors can be easily controlled before bringing unimaginable consequences since the drones will be like a fleet of birds flying across bt unlike birds which are seasonal these will be on air all the time and as time goes by the number will increase. All that distraction and disturbance on air, I don’t know!!

  7. Chris Davis on January 26, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    Drone delivery Canada has huge upside. The covid vaccine delivery aspect could bring huge visibility. Air Canada partnership is strong. I’m bullish on this one. BUY! Huge momentum! 💰 $FLT $TAKOF

  8. srikar k on January 26, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    If Amazon can perfect this drone delivery system, it can extend the same to flying cars/taxies. The future will be all about flying cars rather than underground tunnels, especially in urban areas.

  9. Lyrical. ly on January 26, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    Buy anything and you will get drone for free

  10. carcar 1431 on January 26, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    I one came to me house and i took it and broke it haha messing

  11. Mariah Michael on January 26, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    Yep part of the great reset

  12. Theodore Von Bitner on January 26, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    Drone delivery is unlikely to succeed and will likely go the way the of Human Cloning, Google Glass, Flying Cars, Manned Mars Mission by the 80’s, Nuclear Technology, Natural Gas Cars, and Caseless Bullets.

    There are so many problems with Drone Delivery at face value such as;

    1. Low package weight and quantity of packages that can be delivered
    2. Noise and the effects on the environment from noise pollution
    3. The direct effect of the weather disabling the drones and the impractically of having a backup workforce that is dependent on something as random as the weather
    4. Given how many people order from Amazon, having so much shit flying in the airspace which the FAA wouldn’t tolerate, these things would be hazards for helicopters
    5. Privacy and spying concerns
    6. Criminals taking and dissembling drones at a chop-shop

    7. Porch pirates are such a problem that Amazon has lockers, and Criminals having been using drones to deliver drugs and the police having been using drones to capture the drug runner drones, its only a matter of time before Criminals copy the methods of the police for stealing packages
    8. All the wierdos in the comment section who want to shoot down drones for shiggles.

  13. Dr. 50's Neon on January 26, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    This already started in my country

  14. Biblical Mysteries Revealed on January 26, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    I always wanted to live in the Jetsons!

  15. Business Guide on January 26, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Reliable and humurous, the kind of resource I’m looking for!

  16. toni on January 26, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    why do i have a feeling people are going to try to sell these

  17. MrRubixOfficial on January 26, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Less jobs for real human beings, great

  18. The Geopolitical on January 26, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Can’t wait for this in Italy 🇮🇹

  19. wa bob on January 26, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    carry those bombs.delver to ur enemy.maybe covid or anthrax o gasses

  20. Chris Davis on January 26, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    I’m an investor in drone delivery Canada. Very promising

  21. SoSaFaDo Sosa on January 26, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Stupid idea

  22. E Walker on January 26, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    Who wants to go out on their lawn to pick up a package? Especially in winter months.

  23. Meysam Ghaderyan on January 26, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    porch pirates will have an easier time stealing packages with this system lol

  24. cnu arts on January 26, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    What if customers steal the drone

  25. Some Buzz on January 26, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    Finally my BB gun will be useful 😏

  26. Alan Cooper on January 26, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    This is going to be a real sport in time to come.

  27. Omega Man on January 26, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Spy Drones👀

  28. Fast Flying Designs on January 26, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    These are going to replace the employees

  29. Yannick O. on January 26, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    people say stealing will be the greatest problem but what about bad weather? wind and rain will fuck these things up.

  30. abc.animal514 on January 26, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Why can’t owls deliver the mail? Do i need to be a wizard to have that?

  31. jstrat121 on January 26, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    5lbs……dropping from 400ft= a big headache

  32. Javed Khan on January 26, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    MAY WISH YOU ALLAH GIVES YOU
    MORE SUCCESS. .

  33. bruh on January 26, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    yeah fuck that id rather just get the package later. I can wait a few extra days if it means a delivery guy can keep his job

  34. Average Guy on January 26, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    Are Amazon engineers including 12 gauge 2 3/4 #7 birdshot in their DFMEA studies? Because I’m gonna shoot these things down if they fly over my property.

  35. junito1957 on January 26, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    ITS NOT GOING TO WORK THE THEIF WILL BE WAITING ON ROUTE WITH SHOT GUN , IT WILL BE LIKE DUCK SEASON AND THEY WILL TRAIN THEIR DOG TO RETRIVE THE PACKAGE

  36. General Sirc on January 26, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    Just wait until people jam them, hack them, and who knows what else!

  37. Yazid Adam on January 26, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    What about returning the package?

  38. Lg Hammer on January 26, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    That’s really neat, 5Lbs is a pretty good weight to begin working with! I wonder what the range will be with the drones 🤔

  39. Ross on January 26, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    I always find Amazon takes ages (weeks) to deliver, rather than being fast! If I want fast delivery I’ll get it from eBay as it’s usually an individual or a small company that wants to please the buyer.

    Not everything I get from Amazon is supplied by Amazon and often it comes from outside my country rather than locally, so although I love Amazon, generally their shipping times suck!

  40. vaibhav jain r on January 26, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    How can one sleep with the annoying drone sound in the night

  41. Timothy Lavoie on January 26, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Wonderful Amazon figures out another way to eliminate jobs. Way to go Amazon. Now we have to look forward to these things clogging up the sky.

  42. Ariana Wyatt on January 26, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    People will be kicking themselves in few weeks if they miss the opportunity to buy and invest in bitcoin

  43. jim jim on January 26, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    What if birds attack them;

  44. C. Attucks on January 26, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    Rainy days, high winds, attack race drones…yeah ok.

  45. Anderson De Almeida on January 26, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Only for the best cities and countries.

  46. breadfan9 on January 26, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    Ill shot that shit out of the sky

  47. Sheng Aspera on January 26, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Now’s the best time to invest in the drone industry. Buy shares of ALPP (Alpine4Technologies). They own Impossible Aerospace (drone with longest battery life) and has recently acquired VAYU (drone with heaviest weight capacity for delivery). They already have US government contracts and will acquire more contracts with the US Dept. of Defense. Soon, we expect them to be doing package deliveries.

  48. Commando Col on January 26, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    And there goes thousands of jobs just to make one guy richer! I will be boycotting Amazon and doing my best to support my community

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  50. David Rivero on January 26, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    And there goes the Liberty of longtime responsible rc Flyers. Prob. see some Amazon Drone related tragedies in the Evening News , soon.

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