Some residents of northern Fort Worth need only look up to see when their Walmart order will arrive, as the big box retailer plans to deploy drone delivery in the area.

As previously reported by The Dallas Express, Walmart has been looking to expand its drone delivery service across the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with some parts of the metroplex already getting small packages flown to them.

“What if you needed something delivered immediately, in the next 15 minutes? For moments like that, we have been trialing drone delivery,” Walmart Innovation’s Prathibha Rajashekhar previously told Fox 4 KDFW. “One family in Texas was watching the Rangers game on their patio. What goes well with baseball, hot dogs. Like most fans, they didn’t want to leave their home. Drone delivery to the rescue.”

Here is some of what Alberto Silva Fernandez reported on the company’s latest drone operations expansion for the Fort Worth Report:

Walmart plans to launch drone delivery at its 8520 N. Beach St. store. The Bentonville, Arkansas-based company partnered with Wing for the new service and demonstrated it June 27.


Residents within a 6-mile radius of the Walmart will be able to place orders for small packages under 2.6 pounds. Deliveries are available only to people living in homes, not apartment complexes. You may check to see if you’re eligible for drone delivery on the Wing website.


Drone delivery is currently free, but Wing plans to add a delivery fee that will be determined by Walmart, spokesperson Jacob Demmitt said.


“As we scale, the cost of drone delivery will be one of the benefits of the service where you will be able to get your stuff not only faster but also more cheaply,” Demmitt said.


Google’s parent company, Alphabet, owns Wing. The drones use Google’s artificial intelligence model to find the best course to fly.

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