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Walmart announces drone delivery for Salt Lake City

red drone flying in the sky.
Alessio Soggetti

If you live in Salt Lake City, your packages might be delivered by a flying drone sooner than you think as Walmart will soon be offering a flying drone delivery service for the city.

On Tuesday, Walmart revealed that by the end of the year, Salt Lake City will be added to its 34-site DroneUp delivery network. This new delivery service will let Walmart ship out over 1 million packages in as little as two hours via a flying drone. After an order is placed, the package will be loaded into a drone and flown to the proper delivery location.

According to Walmart, if a product fits safely into the drone then it flies. Drone orders come with a delivery fee of $3.99 and cannot weigh more than 10 pounds.

Through this drone expansion, Walmart has the potential to deliver packages to 4 million homes across the United States including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Virginia, Texas, and now Utah.

Jared Gereau is pursuing a Journalism major with an emphasis in Social Media at Utah State University. He is planning on using his experience to pursue a career with USU Athletics sometime after he graduates. In his free time, Jared enjoys watching movies, playing games and creating content for his YouTube channel.