Students rejoice as Walmart drone delivery begins their services in several key cities in Dallas area according to a CBS News article which reports,
“Students at Piedmont G.L.O.B.A.L. Academy in south Dallas looked to the sky this morning as a drone airlifted a package from Walmart to the school’s front lawn right before their eyes.
“Being able to expose students to new things that make them excited, anything that makes students excited about school, excited about learning,” said Letrice Portley the principal of Piedmont G.L.O.B.A.L. Academy.
Students cheered as a drone powered by DroneUp traveled from a local Walmart less than a mile away, dropped down to about 80 feet and then gently dropped a small package to the ground.
“They feel empowered,” said Principal Portley. “It’s their turn to pick up that banner and run with it to see where droning or a career in stem and technology can take them.”
Accordingly, the drone deliveries of Walmart will have certain instructions to assure safety and security of the delivery and the community according to a Dallas Morning News article. They report,
- Orders can be placed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through DroneUp at droneupdelivery.com.
- More than 10,000 Walmart items are available, including a dozen eggs.
- There’s no minimum dollar amount per order, but there is a charge of $3.99 per delivery.
- You have to have a yard, driveway or walkway where the drone can place the package.
Additionally, the drone deliveries will only be available to certain areas which are relatively close to the stores indicated in the website.