Simply after The Drone Lady reported that Skydio — which traditionally has solely offered drones immediately via its web site — would start promoting its enterprise drones on Adorama, the California-based drone maker simply introduced one thing even greater: Skydio drones can now be bought on Amazon.
The Skydio 2+ Professional Equipment is likely one of the corporations more-powerful client drone setups, together with a spread of equipment together with the Skydio 2+ Beacon, three spare batteries, the Skydio Twin Charger, a microSD card, amongst different add-on gadgets. Purchases additionally embrace a two-year Skydio Care Plan, which is a complement to the present Skydio 2+ Restricted Guarantee, which comes along with your drone.
For now, not all Skydio drones can be found on Amazon. For among the lower-cost kits, together with the, Skydio 2+ Starter Equipment, Skydio 2+ Sports activities Equipment and Skydio 2+ Cinema Equipment, you’ll have to stay to buying these immediately from Skydio’s web site. However, you’ll probably wish to significantly contemplate that Skydio 2 Professional Equipment improve anyway.
Why you should purchase Skydio drones via Amazon
The information that Skydio drones are actually offered on Amazon could possibly be a giant win for individuals available in the market for the well-known, follow-me drone. Purchasing via Amazon has loads of advantages, together with:
Probably higher transport choices: Amazon provides free and ultra-fast transport for many orders, which incorporates Skydio drones. Whereas purchases made via Skydio’s personal website additionally supply free transport, Skydio drones ship inside 3-5 enterprise days, which is usually slower than Amazon’s tempo.
Simpler (and free) returns: Whenever you store via Skydio’s web site, you will have 30 days to make a return. However, the return course of is a bit onerous. The returned drone have to be within the authentic packaging, and Skydio has strict phrases that it should come again to them in the identical situation that you just obtained it in — and also you probably want proof of buy too. What’s extra, is that you’re accountable for paying for the return transport prices when returning an merchandise for a refund (and also you’ll probably wish to buy transport insurance coverage).
Amazon’s return course of is much simpler. Whenever you return a product via Amazon, they may ship you a transport label to cowl the transport price; you simply must print it out. And if you happen to reside close to a Entire Meals, you don’t even must print a label and go to the put up workplace. At most Entire Meals places, you’ll be able to drop off your merchandise to return to the in-store Buyer Service desk, and Entire Meals workers will deal with the remainder.
Quicker refunds within the occasion of a return: If Skydio approves your return for purchases via its website, then it’ll take a while for Skydio to course of your refund and ship you a credit score to your authentic methodology of fee. Even that takes so long as ten days.
With Amazon, you’ll probably get your a reimbursement quicker. Most refunds are absolutely refunded in 3-5 days after Amazon receives and course of your return.
Returns are ultra-easy (I carry my undesirable gadgets to my native Entire Meals). Buy, say, the $2,400 Skydio 2+ Professional Equipment on Amazon, and also you’ll get an unbelievable $120 again to your drone buy. Had you charged that to a different cash-back bank card that earns simply 1% again on purchases, probably the rewards fee you’d earn via buying immediately with Skydio, and you’d solely get a measly $24 again. Though you do want an Amazon Prime membership with the intention to maintain that card, which prices $139 per yr, you’re shut to creating again the annual payment via that single low cost alone.
Potential considerations of buying drones via Amazon
Past normal considerations of constructing a giant enterprise even greater and wanting to buy small, there could also be some broader points with buying via Amazon.
Up till now, Skydio’s client drones might solely be bought via Skydio’s web site, which eliminates any intermediary, and theoretically places extra money in Skydio’s pocket.
Whereas Skydio wouldn’t say how a lot cash Amazon makes off of each buy, Amazon does take a lower of the sale. Charges vary based mostly on many components together with particular vendor and product kind, however reviews point out that Amazon typically takes anyplace from 6% to 45% of every product’s promoting value. If Amazon takes a giant lower, Skydio may find yourself elevating costs to retain the identical stage of revenue that it’s used to getting once you store immediately via its web site.
Then once more, Skydio’s new spot on Amazon could possibly be a very good factor in bringing its drones to wider audiences and make it simpler to buy a drone. What Skydio loses on the lower it pays to Amazon, it might make up on elevated gross sales quantity.
To buy Skydio drones via Amazon, go to Skydio’s Amazon storefront. Or, if you happen to favor to buy immediately, you’ll be able to all the time purchase Skydio drones via the Skydio web site right here.