Is E-Commerce Drone Delivery Reliable?

Amazon promises to deliver orders within 30 minutes or less with its drone delivery system.
Loukia Papadopoulos

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E-commerce businesses have now started to rely on drones for online delivery services. Yes, you read that right: drones are now in charge of delivering your precious packages.

How is this working out? Is it a superior form of delivery or a disaster waiting to happen?

For starters, it should be noted that drones have weight constraints so they can't be used to deliver everything. At the moment, the heaviest package a drone can carry is 6 lbs (2.7 kg), which prevents companies from completing large orders.

That hasn't, however, stopped Amazon from using drones whenever possible.

The firm even promises to deliver orders within 30 minutes or less with its drone delivery system: Amazon Prime Air. Operated by Google’s parent company Alphabet, Wing has so far managed to make 100,000 drone deliveries in Australia.

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Funnily enough, most recently, its continuous delivery streak was interrupted by a raven attacking a coffee delivery. This may sound like a hoax but it is indeed a true story.

Are drones the future of delivery? What other companies are currently using drones and for what purposes? We answer all these questions and more and bring you footage of the delivery drones in action. 

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