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Walmart Partners With Zipline and Wing to Bring Drone Delivery to Millions More Texans

Jan 11, 2024
Walmart Partners With Zipline and Wing to Bring Drone Delivery to Millions More Texans

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In a pioneering move, Walmart is set to transform the retail landscape by extending its drone delivery services to cover up to 75% of the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) population. This development solidifies Walmart's position as the U.S. retailer with the most extensive drone delivery footprint, propelling the company to new heights in innovation.

“This expansion will bring the ultimate convenience of drone delivery to communities across the DFW area. Customers will have access to a broad assortment of items from Walmart available for delivery to their home in just minutes,” explained Prathibha Rajashekhar, Senior Vice President, Innovation & Automation at Walmart U.S.

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Drone delivery offers customers a remarkably swift option, with the potential to deliver items in 30 minutes or less, and some orders can arrive within just 10 minutes. This complements Walmart's existing rapid delivery methods, including Express Delivery in three hours or less, Late-Night Delivery until 10 p.m., and InHome, which allows delivery directly to a customer's refrigerator.

Over the past two years, Walmart has successfully conducted over 20,000 safe drone deliveries. The service has proven popular among customers, who utilize it for various reasons, from last-minute needs like a forgotten ingredient to the convenience of quick deliveries for snacks and beverages. Customers can choose from a wide range of items, from baby wipes to birthday candles, with orders placed through wing.com/Walmart or flyzipline.com/get-delivery. The delivery radius for participating stores extends up to 10 miles.

The expansion spans over 30 towns and municipalities in the DFW metroplex, marking a significant milestone as the first time a U.S. retailer provides drone delivery to such a large number of households in a single market. Collaborating with drone experts like Wing and Zipline, Walmart is prioritizing speed, safety, and sustainability in its delivery services. Wing, with four years of commercial residential service, focuses on providing efficient and safe drone deliveries, while Zipline, as the world's largest autonomous delivery company, specializes in precise and rapid deliveries for various industries.

Source: Walmart To Make Largest Drone Delivery Expansion of Any U.S. Retailer

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