Amidst the current pandemic sweeping across the world, and the resulting lockdowns in most countries, online shopping and deliveries have increased at an unprecedented rate as retailers and service providers alike have had to close down their brick-and-mortar office and move their businesses online.
While most deliveries are still made in-person, drones are increasingly gaining favor as the delivery vehicle of choice. But commercially-used drones are not a new phenomenon. They have been around for some time, but in the past, they were mostly associated with the aviation sector. But experts think that delivery drones might be an important part of the delivery system in the near future. Back in 2017, the drone delivery industry in the USA had already become a billion-dollar industry. The question is, are drone deliveries going to replace manual deliveries from now on?
This infographic from 2flow presents the case in a positive light. It shows the convenience of drone deliveries in nearby locations and shows public opinion on the subject of drone deliveries. Interestingly, over 60% of the people surveyed have shown a positive or indifferent attitude towards drone deliveries, and this change in feeling has also been reflected by several corporations.
Amazon launched a trial service called Amazon Prime Air back in 2015, and Domino’s delivered its first drone-delivered pizza back on 2016, citing that drone deliveries could be a big part of the company’s future.
Right now, the biggest concerns in the way of popularizing drone deliveries are laws that prohibit drones in various airfields, and the weight capacity of drones. What’s left now to see is, whether the current the situation brings about a change in such laws, and possibly make delivery drones the new normal.
Infographic by: https://www.2flow.ie