Rather than mucking around with drone deliveries - something I don't think anyone really wants - I wish Amazon would simply invest in some decent, modern software for their Logistics department so customers can track their parcels and know when they're going to turn up.
As DPD has been doing for years now.
Both Amazon Logistics and DPD will email you on the day your parcel is due.
But where Amazon will just say it's arriving sometime that day (could be as late as 9pm, I think), DPD can give you a one-hour slot and a link to their website.
There you can follow your delivery driver on his route (as pictured above) allowing you to know almost exactly when your latest piece of online shopping is going to turn up at the door.
Surely it's not that complicated if you have the right software. I'm guessing it's all managed by scanning barcodes, so why doesn't Amazon use this more efficient system?
As I said two-and-a-half years ago when singing the praises of DPD:
"...no more missed deliveries, or parcels left on the doorstep (in the front garden, buried in a neighbours rose bush, under the front hedge etc) or drivers running up to front door, tapping gently and posting a "sorry we missed you" card through the door and running away again before you've had time to get up from the sofa and answer the door.
This is the 21st Century after all, pretty much everyone uses GPS in their cars and the Internet at home, so why can't more delivery companies be as efficient - and techno-savvy - as DPD?"