The Coronavirus outbreak has halted nearly all forms of business worldwide. It has created a massive shift in how people live their everyday lives. Routines, hobbies, and pastimes all shifted to the small confines of home living.
For businesses, this has been a very difficult couple of months. All non-essential stores have seen a massive decrease in sales while consumers stay inside. With quarantines, lockdowns, and social distancing implemented nearly everywhere, it feels like an entirely different way of life. While everyone stays indoors, the limited space can often feel like a prison. For most, to alleviate this feeling, they need to have a taste of the old life.
Coronavirus Paradigm Shift
One of the most common ways to unwind is to eat outside. It is a way to socialize with friends and family. Eating at restaurants can also be a way to experience cuisines from other parts of the globe. For a lot of people, eating outside also frees up responsibilities such as cooking and doing the dishes. With the Coronavirus lockdown in full effect, this activity while seemingly insignificant is one of the most missed.
A way to help ease this longing is by ordering takeout food. Yes, while dining in establishments is prohibited, plenty of stores are still open for orders and are willing to deliver. Several delivery services like Uber Eats have also received more business because of this pandemic. Since everyone has to stay at home, the restaurants must come to them.
Delivery of goods may have some issues with the Coronavirus climate. For one, contactless delivery is the number one option with everyone fearing contracting the virus. With social distancing, fears of contact with strangers, and public workers having higher risks of carrying the disease, having a delivery person on your door may not appeal to many.
Coronavirus fears are also not limited to customers. The workers as well have their own issues, such as the increased contact with personnel during deliveries. The more people you deal with on a regular basis, the higher the risk of contracting the virus. This not only endangers the workers, it also endangers every other customer available.
A Drone Solution
Drones are an excellent solution to this global issue. Having takeout food delivered via drone eliminates any human contact during the entire trip. This alleviates fears of customers, while also ensuring safety for shop workers. Instead of risking it out in the streets, a shop’s workers can simply stay inside and work on the food. The drone can do the rest from there.
Drones are becoming readily available, affordable, and can carry a decent amount of weight. With takeout food deliveries requiring packages sent to doorsteps, a flying drone can be the perfect candidate. With vertical takeoff and landing, drones do not require a lot of space to maneuver. They are also amazingly fast; ensuring that the food you ordered stays hot and arrives as soon as possible. Accuracy is also a major selling point, with drones being able to deliver packages at small spaces without any errors.
A Matter of Speed
When it comes down to it, the game is all about the speed of delivery. Who wants to wait an hour for takeout food, anyway? With the power of drones, your order can arrive in minutes. While there is less traffic today because of quarantine, human delivery is still limited by their vehicular speed. Issues also arise such as road conditions, directions, and distance between the shop and its destination. A drone can easily fly overhead, accessing a faster route than any land vehicle.