Amazon Wants To Ship You Packages Before You Order Them
Amazon recent filed a patent for an "anticipatory shipping" system that would use customer data to predict which products Amazon users will buy next.By Matt Picht | January 18, 2014
Amazon's gathered so much data from its customers by this point that it can now apparently predict the future. The online retailer is reportedly considering a system to ship packages to its customers before they actually order them.
The Wall Street Journal just uncovered a patent filed by Amazon back in December for what the company's calling "'anticipatory shipping' ... a method to start delivering packages even before customers click 'buy.'"
Amazon's patented system essentially tries to predict which items you'll order next, based on your previous orders, wish lists, page views and even cursor activity. Those packages then get shipped to your general location, where they wait around in warehouses or trucks for you to order them. (Via U.S. Patent Office)