• Fast Company has a story about Walmart's partnership with DroneUp, which "uses a range of drones produced by third parties" to "get consumers in a handful of states their lightweight goods in as little as half an hour."
"DroneUp first partnered with Walmart late last year to offer on-demand delivery at three locations in Arkansas," Fast Company writes. "Since then, Walmart and DroneUp have expanded their partnership to six states (Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Texas, Utah, and Virginia) to reach 4 million households. DroneUp declined to comment on the number of deliveries it’s done so far with Walmart.
"DroneUp has set up a delivery hub at the participating stores, which includes a team of certified pilots that operate within FAA guidelines. The hubs operate seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to send eligible customers items. Consumers pay a $3.99 delivery fee and can order items totaling up to 10 pounds. 'Simply put, if it fits safely it flies,' Walmart executive David Guggina said earlier this year when announcing the expanded partnership."