Walmart to Offer Drone Delivery via Customer App

Walmart began trialing drone delivery in 2021 and has completed over 30,000 drone deliveries to date. Earlier this year, Walmart announced the largest drone delivery expansion of any U.S. retailer, making drone delivery a reality for up to 75% of the Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW) population.

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As a next step, Walmart is bringing the ordering experience directly to the Walmart app. Starting later this month, customers in DFW will begin to be notified of the new ordering capability through the Walmart app if they are eligible for drone delivery based on the address associated with their account. The integration will be done in phases as more drone delivery sites launch and drone providers receive additional regulatory approvals to fly more goods across greater distances.

One of Walmart’s drone delivery partners is Wing. Wing CEO Adam Woodward said, “Our goal is to make drone delivery completely seamless for our partners and their customers”. “When Wing drone delivery is available within the Walmart app later this month, customers will have a wider selection and a better shopping experience than ever before. This is a major step toward making drone delivery a part of everyday life.”