We first shared the development of the preposterous personalized delivery program last October, where the online retail giant would implement actual access into the residence of the customer for delivery personal to apparently guarantee that a package reaches the final destination.
Did the company bother to conduct a thorough cost-benefit analysis of the possible horrific consequences, in allowing an employee or contractor unsupervised into a private residence? As Pandora’s Box has officially been jarred open by a rusty crowbar, Jeff Bezos and crew should now at least be aware of the negative feedback from consumers that is trickling in, as one of the most head scratching ideas in the illustrious history of the shipping industry rears its ugly head to the real world.
Business Insider shares the disturbing tale of a driver, contracting for the limitless digital storefront, who overstepped the bounds of professionalism and the law by successfully trading a parcel of dog food, for the customer’s puppy, and of course without consulting the dog’s owner in regards to the specifics of the transaction. Upon discovering that his best friend was missing, the distressed customer sent an urgent message directly to Bezos, and amazingly the black miniature schnauzer was located and returned home and all in one piece. There is no word yet whether Amazon is exploring additional charges on the delivery bill for the safe return of the pet. Again, nothing bad can happen when strangers are literally given free reign to the home.
As live in-home delivery testing continues in the UK and plagued by monumental glitches, the company announced last week plans to offer courier services directly to the trunk of vehicles. Attention all petty crooks with misdemeanors who resonate with minor property crimes, contracting services are now hiring that will allow free access to homes and cars without the headaches of having to jimmy a lock or worry about bodily harm from weapons or security personnel. Visit amazon.com for more information.
The only feasible explanation for the decision of Bezos to experiment with the open front door approach to logistics, is if the end game involves robots replacing humans for the crucial and final phase of a shipment. However, since sentient technology with the required capabilities is likely three decades away, in the meantime it is a dog’s world as the majority of the global penal system has been reinvigorated with a new purpose and methodology in hijacking the employment application process of the independent delivery syndicates contracting with a certain large retailer.
Read the Business Insider story here.