The officials from Wallgreens have recently announced their decision to test a different type of delivery service on demand. It would be done along with the Drone Service Wing belonging to Alphabet.
As of now, this pilot program would be delivering medications which are over the counter, beverages, food, and a few other items. However, the company would not make the prescription delivery available as of now.
Vish Shankaran, who is the Chief Innovative Officer of Walgreens, stated that his company would continue to transform as well as modernize the experiences of their customers. The company is proud of this fact that they are first retailers in the United States who is offering commercial drone delivery on demand by collaborating with the Wing. The company aims to provide its customers whatever, however, or whenever they want.
Walgreens is one of the few companies in the country which has been scrambling to capture the customers who are looking for convenient and quick ways to get the delivery done. In June, the Amazon had stated that its new delivery drone would be ready within a few months to deliver different packages to their customers.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CVS recently stated that since January 2019, the company has been working with the idea of delivering its prescriptions to the customers through the drones. Apart from that, the CEO of Wing James Burgess stated that they still have a long way to go before it becomes regular to transport things through drones. The company soon would be conducting a separate trial with FedEx from next week onwards. It is not clear if drone services would be available across the nation.
As of now, Wallgreens would start testing its drone services through different cities such as Christiansburg in Virginia state. The state has been working with the US Transport Department to test delivery of goods with the help of drones since 2016.