DoorDash and Wing have announced the commencement of a pilot program of their drone delivery service in Logan.
The initial drone delivery service will be available to a select number of suburbs in the Logan community, delivering a range of convenience and grocery items, pantry staples, snacks, and household essentials.
Rebecca Burrows, General Manager Australia at DoorDash, said drone delivery can provide an excellent complement to its ground delivery services.
“Delivery drones create a quick, efficient delivery option for smaller orders weighing just over a kilo, and free up ground delivery services for larger deliveries that provide better compensation to drivers.
“This partnership will bring the most popular delivery bundles that customers can expect to receive in less than 15 minutes. Whether it’s Vegemite and butter, iced coffee, corn chips and salsa, baby food and even band-aids, this will make accessing those last-minute necessities a whole lot easier.”
Eligible customers in the suburbs of Browns Plains, Crestmead, Heritage Park, Kingston, Logan Central, Marsden, Regents Park, and Waterford West, will be invited to participate via the DoorDash app.
Customers place their order and select drone delivery, and within 15 minutes their purchase will be delivered by drone.
Simon Rossi, General Manager at Wing Australia, said as Australia’s first on-demand drone delivery service, Wing is investing in a range of local pilot programs.
“Over the last few years, we’ve seen an acceleration of consumer demand for fast, contactless delivery options, and now people expect quicker, on-demand access to food, medicine, and convenience items.
“While Wing has traditionally provided delivery services directly to residential and business customers, to further accelerate our technology development, we’ll be increasingly working with marketplaces and logistics partners to expand their delivery options, making fast drone delivery affordable and sustainable for them, and their customers.”