FlytBase Introduces World’s First Software Platform to Enable Drone Deliveries
At 11:00 CST this Friday, July 30, 2021, FlytBase will be officially launching FlytZip, an on-demand, last-mile aerial delivery software solution. With FlytZip, drone solution providers (DSPs) would be able to deploy and manage multiple deliveries end to end using the UAV hardware of their choice—an industry first. To learn more and register for the live virtual event, visit https://flytzip.com
Need for Aerial Delivery Service Providers
The last-mile problem in the logistics industry presents numerous challenges in terms of delivery efficiency and customer experience. Fortunately, with the advent of heavy-lift drones, several organizations have begun to tap into the immense potential of
automated aerial transport systems to address these issues.
Leveraging drones for commercial purposes, such as delivery, involves customising the hardware and software, getting the necessary regulatory approvals, and extensively training users in operating drone equipment. Various DSPs and system integrators were hence founded to bridge this gap and aid organizations in deploying autonomous aerial delivery systems tailored to their business model and scale of operations.
Problems Faced by DSPs in Delivery
As ecommerce, medical deliveries, and online food services continue to grow and at an exponential rate, reducing the time to market of a drone delivery solution becomes critical. However, in the absence of a software solution designed specifically for aerial deliveries, DSPs are forced to either use generic mission-planner applications or build the entire software stack by themselves.
The ideal drone delivery software platform should be able to offer various features for
flight safety and remote fleet management, apart from the necessary delivery-specific
features such as admin/dispatcher access levels, shipment status, route optimization, and integrations with package-release mechanisms and dropboxes. Developing all these modules and building compatibility with various drone hardware options in house, from scratch, can be highly expensive and time-consuming. Furthermore, generic drone software solutions do not offer most of these capabilities.