According to a recent Small Business Trends article, “less than half of Americans (47 percent) say they’re interested in deliveries using the technology.” While I cannot say I’m surprised on the sentiment, I do want to make one thing clear. Drone delivery is the future, whether we like it or not. Drones will be cheaper, potentially faster, and have the ability to take more direct routes than a human.
Yes the drones are coming and their is nothing we can do about it.
So what does this mean for your business? Well for the US, nothing at the moment. With limiting legislation on the technology its hard for any corporation to mass produce and utilize the service at the moment. In addition there are still many unanswered questions. For example, what happens if your delivery is stolen, or if the drone comes across bad weather? While insurance companies are no doubt chomping at the bit for the new untested market, small businesses are still weary.
Despite the hold up, like Uber and Amazon before it, this new model is destined to be a stable in our society once it is up and running. Early adopters will be able to create a market for themselves early on, if they can utilize the service correctly. In my opinion, investors and small businesses that purchase smaller possibly dangerous items should take heed as this could be a cheaper alternative to shipping your products.