Walmart Drone Delivery to 4 Million U.S. Households

Walmart announcing they will be expanding DroneUp delivery network to 34 sites by the end the year, providing the potential to reach 4 million U.S. households across six states.

Posted on May 24, 2022 by Walmart Supplier News
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Walmart announced today that they will be expanding delivery operations via drone in an effort to reach 4 million households across 6 states.

We continue to expand our delivery operations to help customers get the items they need when they need them, and it’s been an exciting journey. From Express delivery, where customers can have items delivered to their doorsteps in as little as two hours, to InHome, where they can get those orders placed right into their refrigerators, we’re proud to offer customers multiple options that help them save time and money.

One solution we’ve been working on over the last year is delivery via drone. Today we’re announcing we’ll be expanding our DroneUp delivery network to 34 sites by the end the year, providing the potential to reach 4 million U.S. households across six states – Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Texas, Utah and Virginia. This provides us the ability to deliver over 1 million packages by drone in a year.

Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., customers will be able to order from tens of thousands of eligible items, such as Tylenol, diapers and hot dog buns, for delivery by air in as little as 30 minutes. For a delivery fee of $3.99, customers can order items totaling up to 10 pounds, so simply put, if it fits safely it flies.”

David Guggina, Senior Vice President of Innovation and Automation, Walmart U.S.

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