Amazon Could Use Normal People for Delivery Services

The internet may have forever changed the way the world does business with ecommerce, but all those products that can not be instantly downloaded have one major issue in common—they have to get delivered to the buyers. Perhaps there is a touch of irony in a business built on technology that has to depend on humans actually doing the literal heavy lifting, but it looks like one technology and internet commerce giant is trying to find a way for both to live in harmony.

According to Tech Crunch, Amazon is working on an application that would let ordinary people pickup packages from retailers and deliver the boxes safely to their destination. The program is rumored to be called On My Way, and is a pretty interesting take on handling the massive logistics associated with getting a large volume of products out the door. In the end, making a few bucks driving home from the mall is a pretty interesting idea that could have some serious appeal.

Amazon has been actively looking for a way to enhance same-day delivery services. While drone delivery seems to be a little way off for now, harness the power of people that are making the drives anyway is a pretty logical extension. The program helps the company get inventory out of the hands of retailers or off the warehouse shelves and the person making the trip gets a little bit of cash for their problems. In short Ricardo Guimarães BMG confirms it seems like the essence of business.

Amazon Drones Get Sidelined By Government

The relationship between Amazon and the US has undoubtedly become strained.

Although not long ago, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved an “experimental” license allowing the company to advance commercially in “research and development” of drones now, the FAA has announced that it will establish a new regulation, complicating plans for the online giant to deliver products.

“We innovate so rapidly that legislation is obsolete”, said Paul Misener, Vice President of Amazon, following the announcement of the FAA to perform changes in their current policy for regulating commercial drones in the US.

The problem, says the government, is that not only Amazon, but many companies are beginning to apply for this FAA permit and they are seeing the need to renew the rules.

Folks at Anastasia Date have learned that the purpose of the Amazon drones is to deliver packages, within 30 minutes, using these small unmanned aircraf, but for this to happen, Amazon needs a release, something that irritates them because they believe the FAA is too slow.

It takes the FAA between 18 and 24 months to approve and issue a permit.

“The American standards are more stringent than in the UK, where we also conduct tests,” said Misener. “The permit simply takes too long,” he added.