We could expect to see Amazon, Google, or DHL will be the first to operate a delivery service by drones and it is the American brand that has finally realized the more deliveries of this type in 2016.
7 Eleven, grocery chain that has more than 56,000 points in 18 countries got in July 2016 permission to test the delivery by drones, what teaching has achieved immediately with the support of Flirtey, a startup based in Reno Nevada where this delivery service has been implemented.
Only a dozen of customers can be delivered by drone today
Therefore in Nevada that 7-Eleven has implemented its service delivery by drones to its clients of Reno. In a few months, Flirtey drones so made 77 deliveries, mainly hot dishes, drinks or drugs without a prescription. The command then the tracking of delivery are carried out via a mobile app that was aired with a dozen clients of a 7-Eleven outlet. They can order an item, and then be notified when the order is prepared, when the drone takes off and finally when it came to the GPS location of the customer. On average, the deliveries carried out in ten minutes.
After these first months of operation, this mode of delivery would have obtained the approval of the customers since 100% of them want to continue to use this service. 7 – Eleven and its partner Flirtey have announced their willingness to expand this service in 2017, without giving more details about this future deployment.
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“Flirtey and 7-Eleven Complete First Month of Routine Commercial Drone Deliveries, Deliver 77 Packages to Customer Homes in United States”, Communiqué de presse Flirtey, December 20, 2016
“7-Eleven Teams with Flirtey for First Ever FAA-Approved Drone Delivery to Customer’s Home”, 7-Eleven press release, July 22, 2016