Amazon adds Scout to its innovative suite of delivery solutions

RetailME Bureau

Global retailer Amazon is field testing a new, fully-electric delivery system called Amazon Scout, which is designed to safely and swiftly deliver packages to customers using autonomous delivery devices.

Scout has been designed in the size of a small cooler that can roll along sidewalks at a walking pace, safely navigating around pedestrians, pets and anything else in their path. Since January 2019, Scout began delivering packages to customers at Snohomish County in Washington, US. Initially, these devices are being accompanied by an Amazon employee.

“We are delighted to welcome Amazon Scout into our community. Similar to Amazon, we are always looking for new ways to better deliver service to our residents. From the latest Amazon innovation to cutting edge technology, Snohomish County is a great place for entrepreneurial creativity,” says Snohomish County executive, Dave Somers.