This seems like the dumbest idea ever.
Book News: Amazon Wants To Ship Products Before You Even Buy Them : The Two-Way : NPR
Book News: Amazon Wants To Ship Products Before You Even Buy Them
Amazon has patented "anticipatory package shipping," a system that ships products before customers have actually bought them — based on what it predicts they will buy.
"Amazon plans to box and ship products it expects customers to buy preemptively, based on previous searches and purchases, wish lists, and how long the user's cursor hovers over an item online. The company may even go so far as to load products onto trucks and have them 'speculatively shipped to a physical address' without having a full addressee."