So far, Walmart has achieved some positive results with its drone delivery program.
According to the discount giant, it has completed more than 6,000 deliveries via drone during 2022 within 30 minutes of a customer placing an order. Thirty-six Walmart stores in Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Virginia have drone delivery hubs operated by drone provider DroneUp (walmart is unspecified investment at DroneUp June 2021)Flightrex, Zipline.
According to Walmart, 85% of the items sold in its Neighborhood Market stores meet the weight and volume requirements for drone delivery. Top-selling items for drone delivery orders include cookies, ice cream, lemon bags, rotisserie chicken, and paper towels.
Going forward, Walmart plans to offer drone delivery services at scale, with 4,700 U.S. locations located within 90% of the U.S. population. recently Research Route optimization software provider Circuit named Walmart the most trusted company for automated, drone-based food delivery.
Walmart Drone Delivery – A Brief History
debtFollowing the initial launch of DroneUp partnerships with drone-based deliveries from three stores in Northwest Arkansas, Late 2021Walmart currently offers services via DroneUp in Arizona, Florida and Texas.
Retailers are also using drone-based Instant delivery service In Fall 2021, we partnered with Zipline, a carbon-free drone provider, at our Neighborhood Market store in Pea Ridge, Ark.
In September 2020, the retailer partnered with Quest Diagnostics and DroneUp to pilot drone delivery We have started a pilot using a self-collection kit for COVID-19 at home. End-to-end drone delivery Flytrex uses automated drones to deliver select groceries and household essentials from stores.
Drones can deliver over 10,000 eligible Walmart items weighing up to 10 pounds, including fragile items like eggs, in just 30 minutes. There is no minimum order and the shipping fee is $3.99. Once the goods are packed and loaded onto the drone, a cable is used to deliver the goods and the package is gently dropped off in the customer’s yard.
“We are extremely proud of our team for creating the largest drone delivery footprint of any U.S. retailer and providing our customers with incredibly fast and innovative delivery options,” comment chain store eraWe are encouraged by the positive response from our customers and look forward to making even more progress in 2023. ”