In a huge leap forward for logistics, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos confirmed today that his company’s first customer delivery via drone had been completed in the UK. The package — containing a packet of popcorn and an Amazon Fire streaming device — made the short two-mile trip from an Amazon warehouse to the customer’s drop-off address in a journey that lasted 13 minutes and one that could signify the beginning of a new era for e-commerce. Amazon claims that it will now carry out further trials using the service it calls “Prime Air”, which looks set to further assert Amazon’s dominance in the retail sector. In similar news, click here to see how Domino’s Pizza is planning to deliver its goods using drones in the near future, too.
- The New York Times
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