Walmart Is Developing Its Own Plan To Deliver Products By Drone

Walmart Is Developing Its Own Plan To Deliver Products By Drone
Retail

The retail giant applied for a patent for a floating warehouse that would have drones delivering goods to residences

Nick Smatt
  • 28 august 2017

As much attention as there is around Amazon and all the company is doing to enhance the customer experience, Walmart is not to be outdone. In an effort to implement new technology and generate sales, Walmart recently applied for a patent for a floating warehouse that would ship products to customer’s homes by drone. The drone would be operated by a person or autonomously, flying between 500 and 1,000 feet high. Transporting goods this way would allow the product to go directly from distribution center to residence.

This isn’t the first initiative from the retailer to improve the shopper experience. The corporation has started installing pick-up towers that give customers the ability to pick up goods quickly at a brick-and-mortar location after placing an order online.

Walmart

As much attention as there is around Amazon and all the company is doing to enhance the customer experience, Walmart is not to be outdone. In an effort to implement new technology and generate sales, Walmart recently applied for a patent for a floating warehouse that would ship products to customer’s homes by drone. The drone would be operated by a person or autonomously, flying between 500 and 1,000 feet high. Transporting goods this way would allow the product to go directly from distribution center to residence.

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