7-Eleven Beats Amazon to Drone Delivery in US

Flirtey this week announced they completed 77 autonomous drone deliveries to customer homes in the US through a Commercial collaboration with 7-Eleven.

This means that 7-Eleven has done in the US what Amazon has not yet: deliver goods to consumers via drone.

“Flirtey is the world’s leader in the drone delivery industry and we have now successfully completed the first month of routine commercial drone deliveries to customer homes in partnership with 7-Eleven,” said Flirtey CEO Matthew Sweeny.

Flirtey conducted regular weekend deliveries in November from a 7-Eleven store to a dozen select customers who were able to use a custom app to place their unique order. The also notified customers when their drone was loaded, when it departed from the store and when it was arriving at their doorstep.

“While other companies in this space are shipping jobs overseas, Flirtey’s goal is to make delivery instant, and in the process create jobs at home for hardworking Americans and veterans,” said Sweeny.

Once an order was placed, 7-Eleven merchandise were loaded into a custom Flirtey drone delivery container and flown autonomously using precision GPS to a local customer’s house. Once at the customer’s home, the Flirtey drone hovered in place and lowered the package. On average, customers receive their packages by Flirtey 10 minutes from the point of order.

“This is a giant leap towards a future where everyone can experience the convenience of Flirtey’s instant store-to-door drone delivery.”

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