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Walmart launching drone service at some Arizona locations

Retail giant Walmart is launching a drone delivery service at 4 stores in the Valley.

ARIZONA, USA — Walmart is taking to the skies with its delivery service for some customers in Arizona. The retail giant is launching a drone delivery service at four of its stores in the Valley.

Arizona is one of six states to offer the service.

In a release, Walmart said this marks the first time Arizona customers can take advantage of its drone delivery service.

Vic Gopalakrishnan, Walmart’s vice president of innovation and automation in the US, said the drone service makes it a lot easier for customers to buy last-minute or forgotten items.

“Being on the forefront of that innovation at Walmart is something we’re proud of,” said Gopalakrishnan. “It may seem like a futuristic option, but it’s giving our customers what they’ve always wanted, and that’s time to focus on what is most important to them.”

The drone delivery service is available at these locations:

  • Walmart Supercenter #3896
    21655 N Lake Pleasant Pkwy, Peoria, AZ 85382
  • Walmart Supercenter #1533
    7975 W Peoria Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345
  • Walmart Supercenter #3241
    18551 N 83rd Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308
  • Walmart Supercenter #1532
    5845 W Bell Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308

Walmart said customers living within a mile of these stores have access to the service. More than 10,000 items that weigh 10 pounds or less are available for drone delivery, which costs $3.99, according to the release.

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You can click here to find out if your address is eligible for delivery.

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