Walmart’s drone delivery may give new meaning to the phrase “last minute shopping.” Just in time for Christmas, the drone delivery service is now available from 11 new stores in the Dallas area.
Walmart has plans to expand the DroneUp drone delivery network to reach four million additional households across 6 states, including Texas. As the first major retailer to implement drone delivery service. Walmart has successfully completed thousands of same-day drone deliveries to date.
“Drone delivery makes it possible for our customers to shop those last-minute or forgotten items with ease, in a package that’s frankly really cool. Being on the forefront of that innovation at Walmart is something we’re proud of,” said Vik Gopalakrishnan, vice president, innovation & automation, Walmart U.S. “It may seem like a futuristic option, but it’s giving our customers what they’ve always wanted, and that’s time back to focus on what is most important to them.”
How to Get Walmart Drone Delivery in Texas, and How Much Does it Cost? DroneUpDelivery.com
More and more customers in the US commonly shop online or use a shopping app – and getting drone delivery is just as easy. Customers within a mile of a participating store can place orders through www.droneupdelivery.com from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. local time. “Drones can deliver more than 10,000 eligible Walmart items up to ten pounds, including fragile items like eggs, in as little as 30 minutes,” says the press release.
It costs only $3.99 for delivery, and there are no order minimums. New customers can use promo code FreeDeliveryTX, to have delivery fee waived for their first order. The delivery drone doesn’t land in the customer’s yard: packed items are delivered using a cable that gently lowers the package at the customer’s address.
From the Walmart press release:
Drone delivery is now offered from these stores in Texas:
- Neighborhood Market #2975
3959 Broadway Blvd, Garland, TX 75043
- Walmart Supercenter #3224
555 W Interstate 30, Garland, TX 75043
- Walmart Supercenter #1800
1801 Marketplace Dr, Garland, TX 75041
- Walmart Supercenter #2973
115 West Fm 544, Murphy, TX 75094
- Neighborhood Market #5657
3100 Custer Rd, Plano, TX 75075
- Neighborhood Market #2974
1501 Buckingham Rd, Richardson, TX 75081
- Neighborhood Market #2976
915 N Town East Blvd, Mesquite, TX 75150
- Neighborhood Market #3015
2827 S Buckner Blvd, Dallas, TX 75227
- Neighborhood Market #5021
2275 Gus Thomasson Rd, Dallas, TX 75228
- Walmart Supercenter #3225
2501 Lakeview Pkwy, Rowlett, TX 75088
- Walmart Supercenter #426
4691 State Highway 121, The Colony, TX 75056
In partnership with DroneUp, Walmart will offer drone delivery in five other states in addition to Texas by the end of the year, including: Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Utah and Virginia. In total, there will be 34 stores making drone delivery available in 23 cities nationwide by year end.
“Our mission is to set the gold standard for drone delivery and by partnering with Walmart, bring the incredible benefits that drones offer to local communities, organizations, and businesses,” said Tom Walker, CEO of DroneUp. “Our approach is unique; we practice safety above all else and incorporate state-of-the-art technology. Our strong relationship with the FAA has also been critical to our success as we build an infrastructure that supports growth and great career programs for operators now and in the future.”
DroneUp deliveries are powered by a team of certified pilots operating within FAA guidelines to safely manage flight operations. Deliveries will be made to the safest location of the customer’s home, such as in the front or backyard or driveway. Customers can check if drone delivery is available to their homes by visiting www.droneupdelivery.com.
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