TechsPlace | With the advancement in technology, the eCommerce industry is growing at an exponential rate and business owners must start using cutting edge technology to continue operating in this space. One particular piece of technology is going to have a substantial impact on the industry for many years to come. That being said, self-driving technology and the integration of delivery drones will become the future of the eCommerce industry.
Even though these delivery drones have not been cleared for commercial use, the need is there. Patience is not a virtue people pose when their package is on the way. Consumers prefer their package to arrive safely in a very short window of time. With every pass of the UPS or FedEx truck, we become more anxious. Even though we are able to track our package, consumer expectations about delivery times are at an all-time high. Therefore, retailers are starting to take notice and they are combating our anxiety by offering same-day delivery options.
Believe it or not, 88 percent of consumers are willing to pay extra for same-day delivery or faster delivery options. This is a clear indicator that retailers need to embrace consumer’s need for instant gratification and also find innovative ways to appeal to the wants and needs of their consumers. As a result, in the near future delivery drones will take to the skies and dropping off packages at your doorstep, ultimately cutting down the time it takes for traditional shipping methods. In addition to cutting delivery times, these drones will decrease the amount of congestion on our daily commutes, help the environment, and also promote more instantaneous shopping as well.
Major corporations such as Amazon, UPS, and Dominos have already taken advantage of this technology. These drones have already taken flight and have successfully delivered pizzas, morning lattes, and even life-saving organs for a transplant. The utilization of these drones are endless, but the number of government regulations and safety concerns that these corporations must address are daunting. However, Alphabet has been approved by the FAA and can start delivering goods as soon as April and other corporations such as Uber Eats and UPS are right behind them.
This is one giant step that all eCommerce businesses should be noticing. The commercial use of delivery drones here in the U.S. is on the horizon and the eCommerce industry and all of its constituents will greatly benefit. These drones have the ability to revamp the eCommerce industry and take it to heights never seen before.
To help you and your business prepare for the utilization of delivery drones in the eCommerce industry, Wikibuy has created an infographic to give you additional insight into how your business can utilize these drones when the time is right.