…Aviation history was made on July 22, 2016 with the first drone delivery in the U.S. that was approved by aviation officials. The delivery was made by 7-Eleven and the drone startup Flirtey…The delivery…is ultimately leading us into a revolutionary new way of being connected, one where old methods of communication and delivery are utterly transformed into something few could have anticipated.
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A New Age In Delivery
“Flirtey’s historic drone deliveries to date have been stepping stones to store-to-home drone delivery, and today is a giant leap toward a not-too-distant future where we are delivering you convenience on demand,” Flirtey chief executive Matt Sweeny said in a press release…[with] Jesus Delgado-Jenkins, 7-Eleven’s chief marketing officer, adding that “In the future, we plan to make the entire assortment in our stores available for delivery to customers in minutes….Drone delivery is the ultimate convenience for our customers, and these efforts create enormous opportunities to redefine convenience.”[As they say on their site “Flirtey is making drone delivery possible for everyone. We’re building an industry, not just a company…Instant drone delivery isn’t the future – it’s happening now. We have pioneered the technology and the logistics, and now we’re future-proofing delivery systems around the globe. Soon, Flirtey drones in the sky will look as normal as delivery trucks on the road – and retail, quick service restaurants and humanitarian efforts will be changed forever…Partner with us to future-proof your delivery system…For general enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.”]
…In the world of tomorrow, if you want are craving something sweet and something caffeinated, all you’ll need to do is send out a message, and a tiny flying robot will come to your rescue!