Time for Drone Deleievery
The other day, I was sitting with a group of college students at Starbucks, we were talking startup businesses. They were brainstorming of what sort of business to get started. We all laughed again, and then saw him get pick-up his pre-made coffee he should have ordered with his smart phone Starbuck’s program.
As he was leaving he told us while we sat at the outdoor table that he did promote coffee flavored ice cream. I asked if I could buy a round of ice cream for the group. He cried and said;”Today, I am delivering Amazon Packages, as a delivery contractor, my brother is using all his vans, so I am helping out, we are really busy – Prime Day Delivery!” Everybody was intrigued, and he broke into a stride stating;”Chow” as he left, and he turned on the music for us as he drove away. What a cool little business owner. We all laughed again, he was so busy he simply needed more caffeine to finish his hectic day.
Our group then went back to brainstorming on what a smart business may be for a startup. I laughed and said:”Hey, you have to be observant, we only saw a man in a friggin’ ice cream truck delivering online packages because they didn’t have enough vans or people to help, that means there is demand in the industry not being fulfilled.” I started asking them a series of questions:
- How could you deliver more efficiently?
- How can you streamline the shipping business model?
- How can you revolutionize the package delivery company?
- How can you locate other underutilized vehicles and people to deliver?
And, then I reminded them that Amazon currently has a market value of $1 Trillion. I asked them about other observations that they just had?
- Why can’t that ice cream man deliver Starbucks?
- Why not start a drone business to deliver Starbucks and Amazon?
- Why not work out how to solve those delivery challenges with software, programs, drones, mix?
I reiterated;”Let’s face it, you know there’s unfulfilled demand in the market for new delivery firms and better options when you find an Ice Cream truck providing online packages as an Amazon Contractor.”
I explained that you must observe everything and believe. I explained that we can’t be too busy here brainstorming we stop celebrating, the clues are everywhere, right in front of our noses. If you are at a loss for ideas, look around, read the paper, listen to people complain, think about things that would make problems go away for people – then try to develop solutions for these challenges – solutions that you can make a profit in providing.