It looks like Walmart is about to start drone deliveries in its hometown very soon. With such a big investment in the market, they look to be taking gigantic steps regarding drone deliveries. They will soon be conducting the delivery procedures in Bentonville, Arkansas. This is the hometown of Walmart.
Walmart to start drone deliveries. Time to be excited?
Recently, Walmart announced an undisclosed investment in DroneUp, a high-quality drone service provider. Moreover, Walmart has a history of working with DroneUp to start drone deliveries across numerous sectors. During the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic, Walmart and DroneUp launched trail deliveries of remote coronavirus self-collection kits in the North Las Vegas sector.
Even though they were willing to start drone deliveries to provide customer delivery in a short time, the latest investment was said to be up a gear. To have the approval of getting the coronavirus testing kit to your house, you must be living in a single-family house. The distance of your house should be a one-mile radius from North Las Vegas Walmart.
John Furner, CEO of Walmart, stated that they are very happy to work with DroneUp for a long time. Moreover, they are hoping to develop a scalable last-mile delivery outcome.
This is not the first time that Walmart has taken steps to start drone deliveries. Future technological advancements have been on their radar for a long time. In April, they had announced a similar project in Cruise, a formidable vehicle company. Furthermore, Walmart has already created partnerships with multiple drone companies.
Recently, they conducted grocery deliveries in Fayetteville, North Carolin, having an association with Flytrex. This was a successful drone delivery operation as they created another partnership with Zipline to transfer healthcare and wellness items.