Flytrex pilot program with Walmart focusing on backyard drone deliveries
Flytrex and Walmart are now weeks into a pilot program that will see the two companies join forces to see whether deliveries by drone can be done in a safe, cost-effective manner. The companies launched the program in Fayetteville, NC and residents can download the Flytrex app to see if their homes make them eligible to participate.
The effort to conduct deliveries by drone has taken on a newfound importance since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, which has complicated the delivery process and endangered those serving as integral parts of the delivery process. Amazon reported last week that nearly 20,000 of its front-line workers have caught COVID-19.
In an email interview, Flytrex CEO and co-founder Yariv Bash explained that the pilot program will see their drones deliver select grocery and household essentials such as packaged deli meat, toothpaste, and hand sanitizer.