Online shop, Amazon to use drones for delivery | Bizness Watch

Online shop, Amazon to use drones for delivery

Online shopping giants Amazon have kicked off a private trial of their highly anticipated drone delivery program.

For now, there are only two U.K. customers in the program as Amazon has made it known that it would expand to dozens of customers near its British facility in the coming months and later grow to hundreds.

The trial is limited to daytime deliveries during suitable weather. Amazon is making the deliveries in 30 minutes at no extra cost.

There’s broad interest in the tech world in using drones to make delivery fast and efficient. Earlier this year Google (GOOGL, Tech30) delivered Chipotle burritos at Virginia Tech. It has reportedly talked to Starbucks about delivering with drones. And Domino’s has delivered pizzas in New Zealand via a drone.

Daily Trust

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