Walmart’s drone delivery pilot aims to make customer’s lives easier

Walmart’s drone delivery pilot aims to make customer’s lives easier

Walmart has announced a new pilot with Flytrex, an end-to-end drone delivery company.

The pilot launched this week 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.

A statement on Walmart’s website stated: “We know that it will be some time before we see millions of packages delivered via drone. That still feels like a bit of science fiction, but we’re at a point where we’re learning more and more about the technology that is available and how we can use it to make our customers’ lives easier.

“At the end of the day, it’s learnings from pilots such as this that will help shape the potential of drone delivery on a larger scale and, true to the vision of our founder, take Walmart beyond where we’ve been.”

Relevant Directory Listings

Listing image

Doddle

Doddle powers PUDO networks and intelligent returns management for some of the world’s most innovative carriers and posts. Our experience building our own successful PUDO network in the UK means we have unprecedented insight into the needs of consumers, carriers and retailers meaning we can […]

Find out more

Other Directory Listings

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News Archive

Advertisement

Advertisement

MER Magazine


The Mail & Express Review (MER) Magazine is our quarterly print publication. Packed with original content and thought-provoking features, MER is a must-read for those who want the inside track on the industry.

 

P&P Poll

Loading

Which PUDO technology supplier is most familiar to you?

Thank you for voting
You have already voted on this poll!
Please select an option!






Pin It on Pinterest

Share This