Yes, drone delivery is available in Arkansas. Drone deliveries are already happening in parts of Arkansas.
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.
Which companies currently offer drone delivery in this state?
Walmart via Droneup offers drone delivery services in Arkansas. Amazon Prime and Walmart are taking to the skies, delivering packages to some customers via airborne drone. But not everywhere. The DroneUp network is designed to reach four million additional households across six states, including Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Texas, Utah and Virginia by the end of the year. In total, there will be 34 stores making drone delivery available in 23 cities nationwide by year end, Walmart said.
Which cities or locations have it available in this state?
This delivery option is available to consumers who reside close to a mile of these four stores:
- 21655 N Lake Pleasant Parkway in Peoria.
- 7975 W Peoria Ave. in Peoria .
- 18551 N. 83rd Ave. in Glendale.
- 5845 W. Bell Road in Glendale.”
How Much Does It Cost?
The delivery fee is just $4. Considering the efficiency this offers, you can get your money’s worth.
How does it work?
The delivery site will be evaluated by DroneUp employees. This is done to determine the safest location, such as the front or back yard or driveway. Items are delivered using a cable that lowers the package to the ground.