Online shoppers react to products delivered by drones

A strong point is a drone delivery’s possible time and cost savings

The retail industry may eventually be flying high thanks to products delivered by drones.

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A survey by the market insight firm Clutch, says 36 percent of online shoppers would be more likely to make a purchase if the product was delivered by drone.

Although 25 percent said there would be less likely to order something.

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A strong point is a drone delivery’s possible time and cost savings.

However there is concern about drones damaging packages or getting stolen.

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Another positive point is that drones can fly over congested streets and take the fastest routes over buildings and other obstacles. They can deliver to remote areas that cars can’t reach efficiently.

This is a future some companies, including technology giants Amazon and Google, are on board with.

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The workforce enters the mix in opinions on drone use. The survey found 18 percent were anxious that drone delivery would replace jobs.

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There maybe a generational divide over the new technology. Clutch found that 41 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds are more likely to order via drone delivery, compared to 34 percent of 35- to 54-year-olds.

Clutch surveyed 528 online shoppers to understand their opinions.