Walmart has officially launched drone delivery in Tampa Bay! For a $3.99 fee, tens of thousands of eligible items can be ordered online and delivered via drone to select locations within Hillsborough, Polk, and Pasco Counties.
Once a customer places an order, the item is pulled from the store, packaged, and loaded into the drone. It is then delivered to the customer’s yard using a cable that lowers the package.
Here’s how it works: You log on to droneupdelivery.com and chose your Walmart items. Within a few minutes, there's an autonomous drone programmed to take off, fly a pre-approved route, and then it'll hover 80 feet up before slowly lowering your items, usually within 30 minutes. Currently, the max weight is limited to 10 pounds.
DroneUp is the company that Walmart has partnered with for this service, but they are planning to expand to to more drone companies in the future.
I don't live in one of the counties where this service is offered, so if you use it I'd LOVE to hear your review! Feel free to DM me on Instagram @onairsarah if you want to let me know how it goes!
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