Drone Deliveries Kick-Off the Holiday Shopping Season
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
As the holiday shopping season kicks off, Walmart and Droneup has launched a full-time DroneUp airport hub for on-demand delivery operations for holiday shoppers. Customers in Farmington, Arkansas who live within a 1.15-mile radius from the store Hub, can now place orders for drone delivery through DroneUp. The Hub, which is located at the Walmart store in Farmington, and soon in two other stores in Northwest Arkansas, operates from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days per week. The Hub delivers items to eligible Walmart customers by air in as little as 30 minute and houses convenient on-site operations where FAA certified remote pilots can conduct multiple and simultaneous deliveries.