7-Eleven ahead of Amazon, carrying 77 parcels using drones in six months
Just a few days ago it became known that Amazon made the first delivery using drones in the framework of the presented three-year project Amazon Prime Air.
However, even earlier, in July this year, a chain of convenience stores 7-Eleven and startup Flirtey announced the first U.S. successful delivery of the goods to the customer via a drone. The two companies have continued to collaborate and in recent months has carried out 77 successful deliveries of orders using drones.
Orders were placed by 12 users with a special smartphone app that shows available for this type of delivery of goods, and time of takeoff and arrival. In the list of the most popular products includes medicines, as well as hot and cold appetizers.
Representatives Flirtey announced that 100% of customers were satisfied with this delivery, on average, it takes about 10 minutes.