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Walmart has launched a Drone Delivery Service for Customers in Arkansas

Walmart has introduced an immediate drone delivery service for customers residing within a 50-mile radius of its northern Arkansas headquarters.According to a press statement, the retail giant has joined with drone firm Zipline to develop the new system, which will allow on-demand delivery for health and wellness and consumable products within 50 miles of the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Pea Ridge.

Zipline began operations in 2016, and the firm claims that it has performed over 200,000 deliveries of 4.5 million items of medical supplies to over 20 million individuals in numerous nations.”We’ve done over 220,000 commercial deliveries in global markets,” stated O’Connor. “The promise of rapid delivery is truly to enable access to all types of communities to all kinds of items,” says the company.

According to CBS, after Walmart gets an online purchase, the contents will be packed into a specially built box with a parachute attached. Packages are scanned and fitted with a parachute before being put into the cargo bay of a drone. A battery is fitted in the drone before it is released from a 25-foot platform designed specifically for the aircraft.The drone departs towards the customer’s residence before delivering the package and returns to its launch spot. According to the corporation, customers may monitor their parcels using the Zipline app.

The service will be provided for free as Walmart and Zipline collect client feedback.Following a successful test run, and Zipline hope to expand nationally.”If our consumers like the service, we’ll grow it such that in future holidays, this is probably going to play a pretty big role in getting things done quickly,” Tom Ward, who manages Walmart Last Mile delivery service, told CBS.

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