The Internet of Things (IoT) is taking to the skies and many consumers seem to be OK with that. As commercial drone delivery gets closer to reality for online retail, consumers are warming up to it, based on a new study.
Retailers and drone delivery companies have been waiting for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to allow commercial drone delivery, which is likely to happen by 2019. In the meantime, consumers are opening up to the idea of drones delivering their packages, according to the new study by Walker Sands.
The Future of Retail 2016 study, comprising a survey of 1,433 U.S. adults, found that 40 percent of consumers expect that they will receive their first package delivered by drone within the next two years.
And like many other aspects of the IoT, service seems to be a driving factor.
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