Walmart now delivering groceries via drones at 11 stores around Dallas – CultureMap Dallas

December 18, 2022 by No Comments

The drones have landed at Walmart: Drone delivery service is now available at 11 stores in the Dallas area, including East Dallas, Garland, Mesquite, Plano, and Richardson.

This marks the entry of Walmart’s drone delivery service in Texas, part of a plan to expand its drone offering to 4 million additional households across six states.

In partnership with DroneUp, Walmart will offer drone delivery in five other states in addition to Texas by the end of the year — Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Utah, and Virginia — for a total of 34 stores making drone delivery in 23 cities nationwide by year end.

Drone delivery is now offered from these Texas stores:

  • Neighborhood Market #29753959 Broadway Blvd, Garland
  • Walmart Supercenter #3224555 W Interstate 30, Garland
  • Walmart Supercenter #18001801 Marketplace Dr, Garland
  • Walmart Supercenter #2973115 West Fm 544, Murphy
  • Neighborhood Market #56573100 Custer Rd, Plano
  • Neighborhood Market #29741501 Buckingham Rd, Richardson
  • Neighborhood Market #2976915 N Town East Blvd, Mesquite
  • Neighborhood Market #30152827 S Buckner Blvd, Dallas
  • Neighborhood Market #50212275 Gus Thomasson Rd, Dallas
  • Walmart Supercenter #32252501 Lakeview Pkwy, Rowlett
  • Walmart Supercenter #4264691 State Highway 121, The Colony

Customers who live within a mile of a participating store can place orders through www.droneupdelivery.com between 8 am-8 pm. Drones can deliver more than 10,000 eligible Walmart items up to 10 pounds, including fragile items like eggs, in as little as 30 minutes.

There are no order minimums and the delivery fee is $3.99. (With use of promo code FreeDeliveryTX, customers using drone delivery for the first time will have the delivery fee waived.)

Once the items are packaged and loaded into the drone, the order is delivered using a cable that gently lowers the package into the customer’s yard.

DroneUp deliveries are powered by a team of certified pilots operating within FAA guidelines to safely manage flight operations. Deliveries will be made to the safest location of the customer’s home, such as in the front or backyard or driveway. Customers can check if drone delivery is available to their homes by visiting www.droneupdelivery.com.

Founded in 2016, DroneUp is a technology company based in Virginia Beach that combines airspace solutions, software applications, and analytics platforms to help companies operate at scale with drone innovation. In 2021, DroneUp received a significant investment from Walmart, how much exactly, they do not say.

Walmart VP Vik Gopalakrishnan says they’re proud to be on the forefront of innovation.

“Drone delivery makes it possible for our customers to shop those last-minute or forgotten items with ease, in a package that’s frankly really cool,” Gopalakrishnan says. “…….

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