Yes, drone delivery is available in Arizona.
What is drone delivery?
Drone delivery is a method of transporting goods using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones to customers. In several experimental tests, retailers and drone delivery companies are loading packages or goods onto a drone, which then flies to the delivery destination like a customers home residence. The drone uses GPS, sensors, and other systems to ensure that it reaches the correct location and will often land and detach the package or drop it down while mid-flight from it’s fuselage or lowered down on a wire system.
Drone delivery can offer several benefits, such as faster delivery times than ground based transportation, lower delivery costs and reduced carbon emissions compared to other methods. However, since drone delivery is still relatively new, it’s subject to regulation by aviation authorities to ensure safety and security and isn’t fully approved in many places. Additionally, the weight and size of packages that can be delivered by drones are limited by the battery capacity and flight time that drones currently have.
Is drone delivery available in Arizona?
Yes, drone delivery is available in Arizona. Drone deliveries are already happening in parts of Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Virginia
Which companies currently offer drone delivery in this state?
Walmart via Droneup offers drone delivery in Arizona. Walmart is now providing drone delivery for select customers in the state of Arizona. Employees at DroneUp will assess the delivery site to determine the safest location. Walmart will keep expanding its delivery options, officially providing drone delivery services in certain markets in Arizona, Florida, and Texas.
How much does it cost?
The delivery fee is cheap, at just $3.99. So, consumers do not have to break the bank to get the fast delivery they need.
How does it work?
With drone delivery, it is possible to deliver more than 10,000 eligible Walmart items up to ten pounds. This even includes fragile items like eggs, in as little as half an hour. The delivery fee for first-time customers will be waived. As soon as the items to be delivered are packaged and loaded into the drone, a cable is used to deliver the order, which gently lowers the package into the customer’s yard.