Amazon is playing around with the idea of taxi deliveries

When it comes to the world of delivery, there is definitely one name that would pop up from time to time in people’s minds – and that name would be Amazon. In fact, this is a company that has reportedly tested out its eighth generation delivery drones already, despite the fact that using drones to deliver items has not quite caught on big time yet, not to mention the different kinds of hurdles that it has to overcome in the form of red tape and privacy issues along the way. Apparently, Amazon could eventually explore the possibility of helping taxi drivers earn more income on the side – by using taxis to assist it in its delivery service.

Amazon is reportedly testing taxis to help speed up its delivery service, which is sadly not nearly as cool as drones. According to the Wall Street Journal, the online retail giant is using Flywheel’s taxi service for one-hour deliveries in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Sources say Amazon is also considering more ways to tap into taxi deliveries. It’s unclear when and if it’ll expand beyond those two markets. The news isn’t exactly surprising. Amazon will need as many methods as possible to make the dream of one-hour deliveries a reality. We’re also seeing plenty of startups like Deliv and Postmates offering retailers and consumers ways to get whatever they need quickly (often within an hour). It’s also competing with Google and eBay when it comes to same-day deliveries. And we’re sure Amazon is paying close attention to the mistakes of its competitors, given that eBay’s entry is essentially dead.

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By Lorie Wimble

Lorie is the "Liberal Voice" of Conservative Haven, a political blog, and has 2 astounding children. Find her on Google+ and Twitter.

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