The retail juggernaut has recently taken steps that will make it the nationwide leader in drone deliveries--at least for a while
According to a Walmart executive, who does not have the authority to make statements on behalf of Walmart, so he requested to remain anonymous, Walmart Inc. has entered into an agreement with a company called DroneUp to expand drone deliveries into six US States. According to Axios, This means that Walmart's effective geographical drone delivery territory will include approximately 4 million American households.
Based on that same Axios report, this will make Walmart the standing leader for drone deliveries in the US, far surpassing both Amazon and Alphabet (Google's parent company) for providing that service--at least for now.
However, both Amazon and Alphabet have already begun escalating drone deliveries throughout the U.K. and Australia, which is something Walmart has yet to do and which will prevent their new U.S status as 'Master of the Retail Skies' from being a global title.
It should be interesting over the coming decade to watch how this new race between our planet's e-commerce titans shakes out. One thing is for certain, the race for dominance of any segment of a thoroughly saturated market such as global e-commerce, promises to be a heated one, with literally trillions of dollars of sales hanging in the balance of who comes out on top.
According to the FAA's website, FAA.gov, and the agency's report called "Package Delivery By Drone Part 135" It's only been since April 2019, that the US FAA legalized commercial drone deliveries over inhabited parts of the United States. Since then, the rush has truly been on to dominate this previously untapped pathway to eliminating the need for online shoppers to wait days or even weeks to receive the products they purchase.
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Kurt Dillon reporting - Because the truth matters.