The online retailer is betting on the delivery drones as part of what they call their “Prime Air Service.”
CEO Jeff Brezos hopes to have the unmanned delivery’s up and running within the next five years.
The company admits they have several hurdles to clear including approval from the FAA.
But in promotional materials Amazon says it won’t be long before the drones sky "will be as normal as seeing mail trucks on the road today."
The "Octocopter" will be used to deliver packages weighing under than five pounds covering nearly 90% of goods sold on the site. The machines would have a functional roundtrip range of about ten miles.
Bezos told 60 Minutes the drones will be able to deliver some of the goods in as little as 30 minutes.
The company hopes to use the system as early as 2015 but they admit that is probably an optimistic date.