In this post I discuss the prospects of consumer product delivery by drones and ask: How much are you willing to pay for the service? There is a survey at the end so you we all can see what the trend is. I'll post the results later. PS - this is not sponsored by Amazon.
I love the look of the Tesla Model S, but I’d never get one. Somehow, the opportunity to pay $100K to drive only 300 miles before spending 4 to 9 hours recharging does not appeal to me. I also love the idea of Amazon’s drone delivery initiative Prime Air. But, like the Tesla, the opportunity to pay a lot of money for drone delivery of the latest camera just doesn’t make sense.
Amazon has successfully painted a picture of a future in which its drones push merchandise from its warehouses to nearby consumers in 30 minutes. But to qualify for Prime Air, the order must be less than five pounds, which, according to Bezos, includes 86% of the packages Amazon currently sells. The order must also be small enough to fit in the cargo box that the craft will carry, and the delivery location must be within a 10-mile radius of a participating Amazon order fulfillment center.
What is less than 5 lbs.? Here’s some examples from some recent online shopping trends research:
- Consumer electronics
...read more here: http://droneanalyst.com/2014/08/24/drone-delivery-how-much/
Take the three question survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/drone-delivery