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Walmart expands drone delivery service to accelerate E-commerce fulfilment

Walmart expands its drone delivery service, aiming to fulfil e-commerce orders quickly. With 31 hubs across six states, including 11 in Dallas, the retailer has completed over 20,000 drone deliveries in two years. The company plans to serve an additional 1.8 million households in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, leveraging FAA-approved providers like Wing and Zipline. Regulatory advancements, such as Beyond Visual Line of Sight clearance, signal growing acceptance of drone technology. Walmart highlights drones’ ability to deliver within 30 minutes, offering a wide range of eligible items from its supercenters. Customers rely on drones for quick meals, groceries, and essentials, driving demand. Integration into Walmart’s app streamlines the ordering process. This initiative mirrors Amazon’s push for drone delivery integration, reflecting a broader industry trend towards expedited e-commerce fulfilment.

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