Amazon’s Next Big Thing: Predictive Shipping

Selena Larson Author: Publish date: Section: Web Interaction count: 0

The online retail giant wants to ship your package before you even purchase it.

Amazon’s latest expedited shipping idea is a little more believable than drone delivery. In December, the company received a patent for what it calls “a method and system for anticipatory package shipping.”

First noted by the Wall Street Journal, Amazon says it will be able to predict a customer's purchase based on a variety of factors, including shopping history, wish lists, and when new products in a series are released.