How Amazon delivers to the farthest reaches of the world

(WJW) – If you live in the city, order from Amazon is a cinch. There are many places where Amazon trucks cannot drive. In that case, the company deployed several unusual modes of transportation to deliver, including skis, motorcycles, helicopters, and horse-drawn carriages.

Here are some of Amazon’s most remote delivery destinations.

Mackinac Island, Michigan

About four square miles in size, the island is home to less than 500 years of residents who rely on horse-drawn carriages, bicycles, and snowmobiles to get around. Cars and trucks were banned from the island at the end of the XIX century. A package delivered to the island begins in the fulfillment center of Michigan. From there, taken to the ferry. After reaching the island, it was picked up by a horse and dray wagon to be sent around the city.

Frying Pan Tower, North Sulawesi Province

Frying Pan Tower is 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina in the Atlantic Ocean. Amazon deliveries are made by chopper to a former US Coast Guard tower. Packages are shipped out of Raleigh, then trucked to the airport, where they are picked up by helicopter. The chopper lands right on the tower to drop off the package.

Styria, Austria

The remote mountain village of Tauplitz is not only difficult to get to, it also receives significant snowfall. Snow or shine, packages are delivered on skis. Postman Helmut Edelmaier, better known as Heli, has been delivering skis for 15 years. Despite the travel, the package can still arrive in one day.

Leh, India

Leh is in the middle of the Himalayas at an altitude of more than 11,000 feet. There are only two roads to the city. Some delivery routes aren’t even on the map. The delivery team is made up of people who grew up in the area, and who know how to navigate around the high mountains and slide down the rocks on motorbikes.

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