WALMART has introduced a new delivery service to make grocery shopping quick and convenient for customers.
The retailer’s drone delivery service is now available at six locations in Tampa Bay, Fla., allowing Walmart fans to get goods from the air and to their homes with a few taps on their phone.
The home drone delivery service, which has launched at select Walmart stores, will be provided through tech company DroneUp, Fox13 News reported.
The drones reportedly deliver within 30 minutes after dropping the orders 25m in the air.
You can have your purchase flown to you for a $4 delivery fee, but remember you never have a reason to tip a drone.
After you log onto the DroneUp website and select your Walmart items, an autonomous drone programmed with your address will slowly lower the product you need to your doorstep in minutes.
All items are reportedly guaranteed safe when delivered by drone, even jars and eggs. Even the inside of the boxes that transport products will soon be insulated.
While it can change over time, the maximum weight the drones can carry and slowly lower on your doorstep is 10 pounds, according to Fox13.
The drones are programmed with “a series of failsafes” to “prevent abnormal procedures” by the machines, Matthew Credle, head of the DroneUp Flight Operations Hub, told the news outlet.
He noted that the company programs the drones with battery and GPS failovers.
Although shoppers can only take advantage of the new technology for now if they are near one of the six Florida locations, there are plans to expand the autonomous delivery service.
Walmart will reportedly expand the service to more stores, more drones, and more autonomous vehicles in due course.
A store manager at one of the Walmarts with the new service told Fox13 that the company’s new technology “is going to make everyone’s life a lot easier.”
As Walmart integrates more technology and the autonomous services its stores offer its customers grows and larger drones can travel greater distances, drone delivery is expected to become the norm.
Some Walmart customers looking to take advantage of drone delivery revealed the first thing they would have delivered to their homes using the technology.
“It’ll probably be snacks,” said one shopper.
He added that he likes the idea of the drone delivery service as he is interested in drones.
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