Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) Is All Set To Surprise
On Sunday, Jeff Bezos, the Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) Chief Executive officer said that the company is testing delivery packages with the use of drones. These are unmanned vehicles that cruise through the air and these drones can carry and deliver packages that weigh upto 5 lbs. That is approximately 86% of packages that are delivered by the company said Bezos.
These drones can pick up the packages that have to be delivered, from the company’s distribution centers and then fly them straight to the customers’ homes. Though these have some definite benefits, it will take a minimum of 4-5 years to get them into circulation said the CEO. He said that this is something that is definitely in the pipeline and will see the light of day and that it will work and also be a lot of fun. He said that deliveries that typically took upto 60 minutes will now be handled within 30 minutes with the use of these drones. The use of these drones is subject to approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Innovation in the making
The Seattle-based Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been working hard at trying to zero-in on new and innovative methods of delivering products to their customers, quicker. The objective is to keep customers coming back to their websites to do their shopping instead of opting for physical stores. Some of the company’s most lucrative customers have a membership for its $79/year Prime program. This program promises faster delivery of products to those who are members.
Last month, Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) said that in order to cater to these customers, the company is setting up a collaboration with the United states Postal Service via which they will also start a Sunday delivery.
The Kindle news
In separate news, in a statement, Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) said that it will now offer 2 different limited-time deals on its Kindle Fire tablets. This is part of the company’s Cyber Monday promotions. It will offer $50 off on the 16GB Kindle Fire HD and the 7” Kindle Fire HDX.