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[Tech Wednesday] [Tech Wednesday #8] Package Delivery Using Drones: To Good To Be True ?

2019-07-24 19:10:22
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Greetings Everyone,

Delivery drones are logistical devices that carry materials from a retail outlet to their consumer’s location. The main purpose is to deliver a product or material towards the intended target location. A delivery drone provides a mechanical assistance to clients who are unable to carry heavy objects. Delivery drones are used by retail outlets and logistics companies around the world.

Today, there are drones that are big enough to challenge the size of cargo planes. On the other hand, there are delivery drone types that are as small as the size of your palm that carry smaller objects. Regardless on the size or type, delivery drones are helpful for companies and retail outlets to maintain market productivity.

In US, UPS is seeking permission from the federal government to operate an extensive network of commercial drones. If approved, the delivery giant could be permitted to fly drones over populated areas, at night, and out of the operator’s line of sight.


  • Deliver Products: Obviously, delivery drones are mainly used for delivering commodities or objects. These are programmed devices that deliver drone from their headquarters to a designated area.
  • Improves Time Management: Delivery drones allow human counterparts to focus on other important delivery procedures. This is because this device delivers faster due to its accurate locating program. Delivery drones has lesser error margin when locating the exact targeted area.
  • Conserves Energy: Delivery drones helps workers to conserve effort while delivering commodities. The mechanical device increases workforce activity to accomplish more tasks.

Drone Delivery: Disadvantages

  • Expensive Device: Delivery drones are still expensive because they are just introduced in the market. Only a few large companies use delivery drones to improve their logistics operations. The average drone cost per piece ranges between $50 for small and $500 for large drone.
  • Battery Defects: Drones can easily drain their battery with just a few minutes. Delivery drones easily runs their battery out while delivering the products to a target location. If delivering fails, it can generate complaints from consumers in the market.
  • Require Technical Familiarity: Operating delivery drone provides a challenging task. Operators must have to read the manual of the device and learn the procedures. It takes time and effort before successfully operating the delivery drone.
  • Defective Drone: There are delivery drones that show malfunctioning systems months after purchasing the device. This is caused by a factory defect that wasn’t detected by the maintenance personnel at work. Defective drones can disrupt delivery services.
  • Privacy Breach: Delivery drones use cameras while delivering the materials to target markets or locations. The cameras constantly record the actual location, property, and the person without their consent while receiving the object. Corrupt drone users may exploit recorded information of their consumers.
  • Easily Stolen: Drones are suspended independently into the atmosphere. Anyone can take the drone away while disconnecting its power supply. Once stolen, companies will no longer have the authority to control their properties.

What Are Your Thoughts On Package Delivery WIth Drones ?

Source: Verge | CNBC


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I think it's A good idea
2019-07-24 19:24:19
I think package delivery drones are definitely going to revolutionize the way people ship products and receive products. It's comfortable, for both the sender and the receiver, and it's fast, especially in small countries like mine.
Unfortunately, package delivery drones are not yet available in my country, but let's hope that'll change soon!
2019-07-25 23:20:36
i think that it will be better int he future and it has to start somewhere ..... but it isn't reliable enough for my liking right now ...... hopefully it will evolve and improve as time passes
2019-07-26 18:29:53

Grand Master Bunny

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Just imagine the noise caused by hundreds of drones all working above us.
2019-07-28 06:01:29
Yes it's a good idea
2019-07-29 02:00:21
Before you guys sign off on these guys keep in mind that they are already being used by Amazon to keep an eye on you.
2019-07-30 09:58:25
In fact, using drones for delivery is a cool idea and this system has already been implemented in many countries and I hope that soon it will be spread all over the world. Most still use regular transport to transport things and the main problem is tracking the cargo. This is actually a very common problem. You can spend a lot of money on various software for tracking your cargo, but I would recommend that you try the services of Freight Broker instead. This is a logistics company that helps to track parcels and does it at affordable prices and very high quality.
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