This Drone Could Soon Land On Your Doorstep

September 9, 2015

Drones have been quite the buzzword in the e-commerce industry — and an especially hot topic among online retailers. These little flying robots could singlehandedly (err, multi-wing-edly?) revolutionize a retailer’s supply chain management — cutting down on the money and time spent on product inventory, transportation and distribution.

And it’s only a matter of time before we see their effects in action.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) doesn’t plan to finalize regulation of commercial drone use until sometime next year, but Google’s Project Wing and Amazon Prime Air are two drone-delivery programs already in the works.

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Blog post by Jordan Nowlin, social media and blog manager, ChannelAdvisor

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