13 minutes from click to delivery.
The new service is known as Amazon Prime Air and promises to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using drones.
The delivery occurred December 7 near Cambridge in a zone that British aviation authorities have authorized for drone test flights, according to a tweet Wednesday by company Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos and a video documenting the flight.
Prime Air was first announced in 2013, and the current trial is being tested with just two customers. Amazon hopes to expand deliveries in the next few months - to people living within a 10-mile radius of a participating amazon depot and own a massive garden, for now. After customers make their order, their boxed goods are placed inside the body of the drone.
The U.S. saw its first drone delivery this year when a 7-Eleven drone from the company Flirtey, delivered a chicken sandwich, coffee and donuts to a customer near Reno, Nevada.
The drones fly under 400 feet so they're not a danger to aircraft, are capable of traveling 10 miles from the center to a home using Global Positioning System to navigate, and can carry a package under five pounds-which Bezos says is the weight of 86 percent of Amazon's deliveries.
Questions over the safe use of drones remain, however, with a number of near-misses involving commercial aircraft and amateur drone pilots reported this year.
While all of this is pretty exciting, don't expect a Prime Air delivery in your American backyard anytime soon.
That being said, Amazon isn't the only company testing the drone delivery waters.
The company released a video showing the drone taking off from a warehouse and flying below 400ft over fields to deliver the package outside his home 13 minutes later.