While it will be at least several years some time before your next purchase from Amazon is delivered to your home by drone, this product concept is enough to make FedEx, UPS and the like nervous. Amazon sells over 300 products per second and much of their current distribution goes through the traditional channels. Many future orders will use Amazon's own drone technology to for delivery, shifting the supply curve and resulting in a significant loss of revenue to the mainstream couriers.
FedEx, UPS, USPS will also be forced to invest large sums of money into their own drone platforms to stay competitive, due in part from online retailers wanting to offer the same fast delivery that Amazon will be able to offer and corporations and government wanting transportation of documents and other packages more timely. In the long run, anticipate overall shipping costs to be reduced by drone technology, which will decrease the amount of local delivery trucks, fuel and employees. This new innovation will also drive an increase in the overall demand of transportation companies as more products are delivered directly to homes and businesses through online purchases.