WALMART has expanded its drone delivery service to several more stores in four new cities.
In Florida, the convenience is now available to some customers in Tampa and Orlando. The drone delivery service has also expanded to locations in Dallas, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona.
For $3.99, anyone living within a mile of a participating store can have thousands of eligible products delivered to their home in just 30 minutes, according to a Walmart publication.
Customers can check their eligibility on the website of DroneUp, the Virginia company that Walmart worked with to create the service.
Drone delivery is available between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. There is no order limit, but the entire shipment must weigh less than 10 pounds.
“Put simply, if it fits securely, it flies,” Walmart noted in a press release.
Employees in the store pack the goods and attach them to the drone.
The devices are managed by a team of DroneUp flight engineers who ensure the devices fly within Federal Aviation Administration standards.
Once the drone arrives at the customer’s, a cable system gently lowers the package into the customer’s yard.
Walmart first used the service to ship Covid-19 test kits to people’s homes in 2020, Fox Business reported.
Last year, the company implemented it for the first time on a retail basis at a store in Farmington, Arkansas, Axios reported.
Walmart also plans to offer the service in locations in Virginia and Utah by the end of the year.
In total, the program includes 34 stores in 23 different cities.
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