Walmart Expands Robotic Service –The Future Has Arrived
(USNewsMag.com) – In 2021, Walmart teamed up with a company called DroneUp and began a drone delivery service. Arkansas was the first test market for the concept. However, it’s now expanding to several more states.
On May 24, David Guggina, Walmart’s senior vice president of innovation and automation, announced the company is expanding its drone service to up to 4 million households. By the end of 2022, it will offer the service to 34 sites in 5 additional states — Florida, Utah, Texas, Arizona, and Virginia. He claimed the company will be able to deliver over 1 million packages every year.
Walmart is expanding its drone delivery service to 34 locations by the end the year:https://t.co/70zAn9vxAT
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Guggina explained the service will be available between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. for a fee of $3.99. Customers will be able to choose from tens of thousands of items including everything from diapers to bread as long as their order isn’t more than 10 pounds. A drone will deliver the goods to the consumer in as little as 30 minutes. The packages will be delivered to the customer’s yard using a cable to lower them gently to the ground.
Walmart will continue to work with DroneUp as it expands the service, calling the company a “reliable partner.” The drones will be operated by certified pilots who can manage the flights within FAA guidelines.
Do you plan to use Walmart’s new drone service if it comes to your area?
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