September 12, 2023
Walmart has teamed with on-demand delivery provider Wing to offer drone delivery of orders from two Dallas-area stores.
Wing is owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet.
Walmart has a network of 11 drone hubs in the Dallas area and offers drone delivery across seven states and 36 stores. Walmart says adding this service will allow the retailer to reach an additional 60,000 homes.
The service is planned to launch first at a Walmart Supercenter in Frisco, Texas. Because these drones fly beyond visual line of sight, customers who live within six miles of the store can use this on-demand service, according to the retailer. When ordering, customers use the Wing app to see if their home is in the drone delivery range and if so, they can use the service to order from household items to food and even fragile items like eggs.
“This is an exciting next step for our customers, as it provides even more access to a convenient, innovative and – most importantly – super speedy way to get the items they need,” Walmart officials said. “The outlook is clear for drone delivery: The sky really is the limit.”
Walmart launched its first drone delivery service in Pea Ridge, Arkansas, in November 2021. It later announced plans to increase the number of stores offering drone-delivered packages to 34 by the end of 2022 to reach 4 million households across six states.
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