Zipline has a lot of experience at this point – Walmart claims they have the world’s largest network for drone delivery. Zipline has been operating in Rwanda since the end of 2016 and focuses on the delivery of medical products. More recently, Zipline has been operating in Ghana since 2019 and has been instrumental in providing medical professionals with personal protective equipment throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier this year, Zipline expressed ambitions to enter the US market. The delivery of PPE and medical equipment to the campus near Charlotte, NC was discussed with Novant Health. Between that potential deal and its pilot with Walmart, Zipline̵
Walmart marks the second drone supply deal the company signed in the last week. Just a few days ago, the retailer announced a pilot program with drone company Flytrex, which will use their more traditional quadcopter delivery drones to deliver food and other household items. This pilot will take place in Walmart stores near Fayetteville, NC.