Amazon is taking the phrase “special delivery” very seriously.
A recent article in MIT Technology Review (December 2013), discusses Amazon’s interest in launching a new delivery system using drones. Although this service is continuing to be researched, it has already been proven to be feasible. In 2012, these mini, propeller-based aircraft were used to deliver supplies to refugee camps in Haiti. Click here to read the full article by David Talbot titled: Separating Hype from Reality on Amazon’s Drones.
Fun facts: Specific to Amazon, Econsultancy (December 2013) released online holiday shopping statistics for this year in comparison to 2012.
- Black Friday: Sales increased 63%
- Cyber Saturday/Sunday: Sales increased 46%
- Cyber Monday: Sales increased by 13%