We may not have flying cars yet, but soon many Florida residents will be able to get thousands of Walmart products delivered to their doorstep by a flying delivery drone. Read on to learn more about how it will work.
Over the past couple of years, e-commerce giant Amazon has been the unequivocal leader in the home delivery sector, offering free 2-day shipping on millions of items and 2-hour grocery delivery services for those who live near a Whole Foods grocery store.
However, Walmart wants to get in on the delivery game, and they are coming up with some unique and innovative ways to deliver items to customers more quickly.
In a recent announcement from Walmart's corporate headquarters, the company plans to start offering a "drone delivery" option to Walmart customers in a few states. Luckily for Florida residents, the Sunshine State will be one of the first in the nation to get the service.
Here's how it works:
Customers will be able to place delivery orders on Walmart.com between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm. The cost to use the service will be $3.99. The only catch is that items in the delivery box cannot weigh more than 10 pounds, as the delivery drones are only capable of transporting light packages.
Once you place an order, the drone will arrive at your home within 30 minutes to 2 hours and lower your package near your door using a cable system.
By the end of the year, Walmart hopes to make this innovative delivery service available to more than 4 million households in six states, including Florida.
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