Amazon might deliver by cab

London Cab, Wikimedia CommonsAfter contemplating the idea of drones dropping your groceries in your back garden, Amazon has apparently come up with a cunning plan to deliver goods using taxis.

That’s according to the Wall Street Journal, which claims that Amazon has already tested delivery of goods in both LA and San Francisco by using a mobile app called Flywheel.

The plan is to counter criticism from people that packages don’t arrive when expected. Last Christmas, it apparently had a problem with the US Post Office as well as courier companies FedEx and UPS.

While Amazon appears to have limited the trials to two US cities so far, we wonder how well it would work in congested cities like London or Oxford.

Sometimes you’d be faster walking to your destination rather than hailing a pricey black cab in Oxford Street or Victoria.