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Walmart’s Delivery Drones Are Coming To More States

As for how the drone deliveries will work, Walmart says that when the company receives an order, its employees will pack the product into a box and then secure that box to a drone. A pilot will then fly the drone to the customer’s address and drop the box on their front lawn. The company is also setting an ambitious target for its drone delivery service, saying that the expansion will allow it to do more than one million drone deliveries in a year.

Drone deliveries have long been talked-about as the potential next big thing. However, beneath all the marketing blitz, it has remained mostly a niche service available at select locations for select products. A case in point is Amazon, which announced drone deliveries in 2013 but is yet to start a commercial service, largely due to massive safety concerns. According to a Bloomberg report from last month, the company’s drones were involved in five crashes over the course of a four-month period, delaying the commercial launch of the service indefinitely.

Then there’s Alphabet’s Wing that runs drone delivery services in a handful of towns across the U.S. and around the world, including Christiansburg, Virginia; Helsinki, Finland; and Canberra, Australia. However, the company is facing massive hurdles in expansion, thanks largely to opposition from communities and stifling legislation. The company also had to shut down its services temporarily in Australia last year when its drones were being attacked by ravens, magpies, hawks, eagles, and other large birds while flying to and from their delivery locations. Walmart would be hoping that its drone delivery service has better luck than either Amazon or Google.

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Walmart’s Delivery Drones Are Coming To More States

As for how the drone deliveries will work, Walmart says that when the company receives an order, its employees will pack the product into a box and then secure that box to a drone. A pilot will then fly the drone to the customer’s address and drop the box on their front lawn. The company is also setting an ambitious target for its drone delivery service, saying that the expansion will allow it to do more than one million drone deliveries in a year.
Drone deliveries have long been talked-about as the potential next big thing. However, beneath all the marketing blitz, it has remained mostly a niche service available at select locations for select products. A case in point is Amazon, which announced drone deliveries in 2013 but is yet to start a commercial service, largely due to massive safety concerns. According to a Bloomberg report from last month, the company’s drones were involved in five crashes over the course of a four-month period, delaying the commercial launch of the service indefinitely.

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Then there’s Alphabet’s Wing that runs drone delivery services in a handful of towns across the U.S. and around the world, including Christiansburg, Virginia; Helsinki, Finland; and Canberra, Australia. However, the company is facing massive hurdles in expansion, thanks largely to opposition from communities and stifling legislation. The company also had to shut down its services temporarily in Australia last year when its drones were being attacked by ravens, magpies, hawks, eagles, and other large birds while flying to and from their delivery locations. Walmart would be hoping that its drone delivery service has better luck than either Amazon or Google.

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Walmart’s Delivery Drones Are Coming To More States

As for how the drone deliveries will work, Walmart says that when the company receives an order, its employees will pack the product into a box and then secure that box to a drone. A pilot will then fly the drone to the customer’s address and drop the box on their front lawn. The company is also setting an ambitious target for its drone delivery service, saying that the expansion will allow it to do more than one million drone deliveries in a year.
Drone deliveries have long been talked-about as the potential next big thing. However, beneath all the marketing blitz, it has remained mostly a niche service available at select locations for select products. A case in point is Amazon, which announced drone deliveries in 2013 but is yet to start a commercial service, largely due to massive safety concerns. According to a Bloomberg report from last month, the company’s drones were involved in five crashes over the course of a four-month period, delaying the commercial launch of the service indefinitely.

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Then there’s Alphabet’s Wing that runs drone delivery services in a handful of towns across the U.S. and around the world, including Christiansburg, Virginia; Helsinki, Finland; and Canberra, Australia. However, the company is facing massive hurdles in expansion, thanks largely to opposition from communities and stifling legislation. The company also had to shut down its services temporarily in Australia last year when its drones were being attacked by ravens, magpies, hawks, eagles, and other large birds while flying to and from their delivery locations. Walmart would be hoping that its drone delivery service has better luck than either Amazon or Google.

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Source: Walmart

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