Drone Express and FarEye to Launch Intelligent Drone Deliveries in USA
Drone Express, a commercial drone delivery service and a division of TELEGRID Technologies, Inc., has partnered with FarEye, an Intelligent Delivery Management Platform, to power autonomous drone deliveries for leading retailers in the United States.
As the e-commerce delivery economy rapidly increases, retailers are under pressure to evolve faster in the last mile to meet the growing demand while providing a great customer experience.
These expectations lead to driver shortages, complexities in carrier partnerships, and order fulfillment in the retail market.
Autonomous drones have been identified as a viable, more sustainable and cost-efficient alternative mode of delivery to ensure the overall customer experience is not negatively impacted by these challenges.
Drone Express operates as a logistics company, working with companies to strategically introduce drone package delivery into their supply chains and service offerings.
The company has partnered with FarEye to enhance the drone delivery customer experience.
FarEye provides Intelligent Delivery Orchestration solutions helping retail enterprises provide new delivery experiences. End-to-end visibility is achieved by optimizing routes resulting in a positive customer experience.
In May, Drone Express and the leading grocery retail provider in the United States announced a pilot to offer a drone delivery service as part of the grocery retailer’s continuing efforts to transform e-commerce.
The first grocery retail store is expected to offer the drone delivery service in early summer.
Gaurav Srivastava, Co-founder at FarEye said: "Customers are used to Amazon-Prime-like experiences where they can schedule and track their deliveries in real-time.
"We are excited to take this market-first offering to retailers in partnership with Telegrid and transform modern-day retail deliveries."