Amazon will start shipping packages before you buy them

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Amazon.com has been working on innovative approaches to logistics. The company is going to start testing a program where they would ship items that they think you will like before you press the purchase button. Amazon.com gained a patent for “anticipatory shipping,” which is a way for the company to send items to shipping centers in areas where they believe the items will sell well. This method could lead to a cut in delivery times.

Amazon would box and ship products based on previous searches and purchases along with wish lists and how long the user’s cursor overs on an item posted the website. Amazon may be load products onto trucks and have them “speculatively shipped to a physical address.” Sounds a little bit creepy, doesn’t it?

It is unknown when Amazon will launch the new initiative.

[Source: TheVerge]

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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