Google’s corporate cousin Wing is again expanding its activity in Australia with enlarged drone delivery service in the Canberra area, including orders from its new supermarket client, Coles.
Australia has taken to drone deliveries in a big way since Wing launched service in 2019, permitting the company to rack up over 200,000 aerial orders to date. That figure marks a doubling of the 100,000 milestone it surpassed last September. Operations are expected to accelerate further with the addition of Coles to its customer base – the first supermarket in the country to take to the skies.
The match-up will make over 250 items Coles offers – including bread, fresh produce, snacks, convenience meals, healthcare items, kitchen essentials, and (inevitably, so it seems) toilet paper – available by air across Canberra in just minutes. Wing says there is no price minimum on orders, and drone delivery to buyers is free.
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