Amazon Prime is great if you find yourself ordering a lot of things from Amazon and your orders to arrive as quickly as possible. Prime Now is even better. But what is better than Prime Now? How about Prime deliveries within 30 minutes? That's exactly what Amazon Prime Air claims to be able to offer, and the company has carried out its first public demonstration in the United States in which a drone made a pre-arranged delivery of sunscreen.
Amazon has announced its plan to show off the Amazon One, its first Prime-branded cargo plane, which is the first of many that will make up the company's new Prime Air cargo operations.
Amazon has shared additional information about its new Prime Air drone delivery initiative. Amazon hasn't made any secret of the fact that it's looking outside of the standard delivery box to try and introduce a worldwide initiative that would see customer orders delivered via a flying drone. However, when it was first introduced back in 2013, some assumed it was a joke designed to piggy back on the fact that drones were a big discussion point at the time. Amazon's continual development of the Prime Air program suggests that it's dedicated to rolling this out as a viable delivery solution eventually.
When it comes to impact on our everyday lives, there are few people on this planet that can compete with Amazon's Jeff Bezos. After launching Amazon as an online bookstore initially and then turning it into the multinational retail powerhouse that it is today, Bezos has truly changed the way we shop. Whether that's for the better or not is probably a debate for another day, but during a 60-Minutes interview with Charlie Rose, the man behind Amazon revealed that his company isn't going to sit on its hands moving forward.