DJI Offers Insurance for Drones

When AIG announced it was offering insurance for drones  [B&H|Amazon|dji, I didn't write about it. You know why? I didn't want to: AIG sat at the epicenter of the financial meltdown along with... well, hey, now that I think about it...all of the big financial institutions. But DJI is now distinguishing itself from other drone manufacturers by offering insurance for its drones, and it's a really smart move worthy of coverage.

Not that much to say here, other than:

1) DJI is entering/has entered the financial services space, a potentially very lucrative business line (at one point automaker GM made more money from its financing arm -- GMAC -- than its manufacturing arm, but has since sold a 51% stake to Ally);

2) It's a very smart way to distinguish itself from its competitors; and

3) It's a very smart way to deepen its relationship with customers, making it less likely they'll switch to competitors.

The only fly in the ointment is the flux of current regulations especially in the U.S., which make flying drones for commercial purposes more difficult than it should.