WALMART has announced an expansion of its drone delivery service.
The partnership with Wing allows the company to serve an additional 60,000 customers in Texas.
Wing is an on-demand drone delivery system from Alphabet Inc.
Two Walmart stores in the Dallas area are scheduled to begin using the drone service in the coming months, the company announced Thursday.
A drone delivery service is available for residents within a ten-kilometer radius of the two branches.
Residents who wish to use the service should download the Wing app to see if their address is within a drone radius.
With drone delivery, residents can receive their orders within 30 minutes.
Deliveries have a maximum weight of 10 pounds.
A delivery fee of $3.99 typically applies.
Walmart began testing drone delivery services in 2020.
Since then they have been working with DroneUP, Zipline and Flytrex.
Drone delivery is now offered in 36 stores in Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Utah and Virginia.
In 2022 alone, Walmart made more than 6,000 drone deliveries.
In the future, the company plans to introduce the service in all 4,700 branches.
Launch dates at all other locations have not yet been announced.
Earlier this year, Walmart said it was “uniquely positioned to offer drone delivery at scale, with 4,700 stores serving 90% of the US population,” according to Fox Business.