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Walmart Using Zipline Drone Delivery Service for Deliveries in US

Logistic News - Published on Mon, 21 Sep 2020

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Leveraging century old legacy of founder Sam Walton, Walmart is committed to learning how new technology can better serve customers. Walmart recently announced how drones can deliver items in a way that’s convenient, safe and fast. In latest initiative, Walmart is teaming up with Zipline to launch a first-of-its-kind drone delivery operation in the US. The new service will make on-demand deliveries of select health and wellness products with the potential to expand to general merchandise. Trial deliveries will take place near Walmart’s headquarters here in Northwest Arkansas using Zipline’s proprietary technology which is, simply put, really cool.

Zipline will operate from a Walmart store and can service a 50-mile radius, which is about the size of the state of Connecticut. And, not only does their launch and release system allow for quick on-demand delivery in under an hour, but it also eliminates carbon emissions, which lines up perfectly with our sustainability goals. The operation will likely begin early next year, and, if successful, Walmart will look to expand.

Zipline, which operates the world’s largest drone delivery network, began operating in late 2016 in Rwanda primarily focusing on the on-demand delivery of medical supplies. To date, they’ve safely delivered more than 200,000 critical medical products to thousands of health facilities serving more than 20 million people across multiple countries. This uniquely positions them for national-scale operations across the United States.

Walmart recently took next step in our exploration of on-demand delivery by announcing a new pilot with Flytrex, an end-to-end drone delivery company. The pilot in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and focuses on delivering select grocery and household essential items from Walmart stores using Flytrex’s automated drones. The drones, which are controlled over the cloud using a smart and easy control dashboard, will help us gain valuable insight into the customer and associate experience, from picking and packing to takeoff and delivery.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Mon, 21 Sep 2020
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