We are living in 2021 and Kroger knows that now, it’s time to deliver groceries in an advanced method. According to the broadcast statement, Kroger the nation’s largest grocery chain, says it will begin testing drone deliveries this week at a store in Ohio. Quite recently, Kroger stated in a press release on Monday. Kroger said the new feature will allow customers to place orders using their smartphones and have it delivered directly to them “in less than 15 minutes”.
According to the press release, the drones will track the customer to the location of their smartphones, which means that once the grocery chain of the program expands, it will be able to deliver items anywhere within the drone’s travel distance from the store. A customer will be able to order their picnic supplies delivered to the park, sunscreen on the beach, or condiments to the backyard for outdoor cooking, for example, says Kroger’s press release.
Furthermore, Kroger says it will begin testing drone shipments at a store in Centerville, Ohio this week, a suburb of Dayton. “The launch of the pilot in Centerville is the culmination of months of rigorous research and development by Kroger. And Drone Express to better serve and meet the needs of our customers.” said Ethan Group, director of strategy and products for the last mile at Kroger. “We are looking to advance from test flights to customer deliveries this spring, and offer another way for our customers to experience the Kroger.”
While, the Kroger Drone Test is being conducted in partnership with Drone Express, a division of TELEGRID Technologies. Kroger is the latest retailer to experiment with drone delivery. In 2016, Amazon introduced the Prime Air drone delivery system. While the UAV fleet has met the approval of the Federal Aviation Administration, the service is still in the testing stages. UPS is also testing drone shipments. Now, that’s sound amazing and exciting what are your thoughts on it? Let us know in the comment section below.