Walgreens will be first retailer in U.S. to test on-demand drone delivery

By: Gyarmati Orsolya Date: 2019. 09. 23. 08:30

Walgreens is set to lift off and make history with a drone pilot in Virginia.

Beginning in October, the drugstore giant and Wing Aviation, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, will partner on a pilot of “store to door” delivery of health and wellness, food and beverage and convenience items via drone delivery. (Prescription deliveries are not available in the pilot.) According to Walgreens, customers will receive their orders within minutes of placing orders.

The pilot will make Walgreens the first retailer to offer on-demand drone delivery service in the U.S.

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