Delivery drones are on their way.
Amazon.com on Sunday introduced Prime Air, a futuristic delivery system that the company says will get packages into customers' hands in half an hour or less, delivered via unmanned aerial vehicles.
The online retail behemoth posted a video on its website that shows images of a recent Prime Air test flight.
In the 80-second clip, which you can watch below, a shopper buys an item on Amazon. The item is then placed into a plastic yellow Amazon container and picked up at the end of a conveyor belt by an Amazon drone, which takes off and soars over a grassy field before depositing the package with a thud outside the shopper's doorstep.
"One day, Prime Air vehicles will be as normal as seeing mail trucks on the road today," the company said in a brief Q&A on its website.
Amazon said the company has been working on Prime Air in its next-generation research and development lab, but cautioned that it would be a while before customers could choose it as a delivery option.