7-Eleven begins drone delivery trials in South Korean resort town
Convenience store chain 7-Eleven is trialing 3-minute drone delivery services in Gapyeong, a quaint resort town in South Korea that has gained popularity because of its easy accessibility from Seoul. During the pilot program, which will run until the end of this year, there is no minimum order amount requirement, and delivery through drones is also being offered free of charge.
7-Eleven drone delivery in South Korea
The service is available from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (before sunset) from Tuesday to Saturday every week. South Korean 7-Eleven customers can order convenience store items for drone delivery through the Allivery (All+Delivery) mobile app.
Joining 7-Eleven in this quest is drone solutions provider Pablo Air, which is also the first Korean company to participate in US drone delivery trials.
When an order is received, items are packed and transported by a winch to a drone station located on the store’s rooftop. Once these items are loaded into…