Adding this service allows the retailer to reach an additional 60,000 homes

Liz Hughes, Editor, IoT World Today

September 12, 2023

1 Min Read
Walmart's delivery drone with Wing in the air.
Walmart

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.

Related:Walmart Plans to Expand Drone Deliveries

About the Author(s)

Liz Hughes

Editor, IoT World Today, IoT World Today

Liz Hughes is an award-winning digital media editor with more than two decades of experience in newspaper, magazine and online media industries. 

A proven digital media strategist and editor, Liz has produced content and offered editorial support and leadership for a variety of web publications, including Fast Company, NBC Boston, Street Fight, QuinStreet, WTWH Media, AOL/Patch Media and Design News.

A skilled social media strategist experienced in developing and maintaining an audience across multiple platforms and brands, Liz also enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise to help businesses small and large.

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