A tech marvel which is dominating discussion boards, tech conferences and even chats over meals at your workspace. A possibility which is predicted to kick-start at full throttle anytime in the next few years or even months. CodeForce 360 believes that drone technology is probably atop lists of hot tech topics with just the idea of being able to receive packages seamlessly in or under 30 minutes, exhilarating in itself.
A few years ago, these modern marvels were being used purely for surveillance and military purposes until the availability of hobby drones and Amazon Prime Air captured people’s imagination and piqued their curiosity across the tech realm.
In this article, CodeForce 360 examines the possibilities of using drones for business with focus on Amazon Prime Air and of course, the pros and the cons of implementing them.
Changing the Way You Buy & Receive Your Products: Amazon Prime Air
With a handful of commercials already being viewed over and over by millions of savvy customers, there’s one quirky commercial which shows an Amazon Prime customer ordering a tool online by clicking the Prime Air 30 Minute Delivery option. This is followed by packaging at an Amazon warehouse where the package is placed on a moving belt and then collected by a revving Amazon Prime Air drone.
The drone then flies seamlessly across the countryside with the static buzz of busy bee and delivering the package at the doorsteps of an elated and satisfied customer. This 79-second commercial surely had every future Amazon Prime Air customer gawk in awe while giving a peek at a possible future of swift drone deliveries.
While this commercial along with a handful of others has everyone hooked, Amazon has already begun to test the little beast in countries such as Denmark, Canada and the UK. The sole hurdle keeping proceedings at a pause is the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) which is yet to establish regulations for commercial drones operating in US skies. While hopes are pinned on the program getting up and running in a few months (or max an year), CodeForce 360 predicts that the process of establishing these regulations could take months or even a few years.
Amazon however is optimistic much to the delight of millions of customers who foresee a future of drones dominating logistics and delivering packages in or under 30 minutes.
- 1. Eco-Friendly: Drones are powered by batteries with zero risk of emissions as compared to delivery vehicles. The fact that drones can provide this jaw-dropping logistical support without the risk of environmental pollution is compelling in itself.
- 2. Rapid Growth of Prospects: With drones filling skies and delivering products to customers in a swift and seamless fashion, the prospects of drones being used in other fields such as photography, agriculture etc. are sure to take shape!
- 3. Access to the Inaccessible: Unlike vehicles and other modes of transport which are stymied by factors hindering delivery to remote areas, drones can access even the most inaccessible, hassle-free. Drones will be able to access areas to provide support for news portals, agriculture or even policing!
- 4. Increase in Employment Opportunities: Any tech development packs it’s set of prospects which include employment opportunities. Drones cannot operate without trained hands providing operational support etc. This is sure to develop a whole new skill set with tons of job opportunities.
And Now… the Cons:
- 1. Air Traffic Concerns: With air traffic near airports being chalk-a-block, drones that need to choose specific routes for swift delivery might cause problems with flight paths.
- 2. Logistics Cost: Though drones are swift and easy, certain behind-the-scenes processes that help drones operate might come at a cost for a certain period.
- 3. Customer-Information: Drones use navigation tech with a mounted camera used for traversing the skies and landing packages at your door. So certain privacy matters related to a customer’s residential info may need to be looked at.
- 4. Cost of Tabling Regulations: FAA regulations are sure to hand businesses using drones a hefty set of rules and permits that come with a huge price tag.
Brace Yourself for a Drone-Dominated Future:
Despite numerous hurdles with regulations and necessary guidelines to overcome, CodeForce 360 firmly believes in a future where logistics and other operations are dominated by drones since customer satisfaction and time-saving methods are quintessential to achieve maximum profit.
Moreover, with drones already being tested across the world, CodeForce 360 predicts that it’s a matter of time before these efficient and delightfully petite marvels take the world of e-commerce by storm and make people use them for critical necessities.