The Ice Cream Shop, Unilever’s first-ever digital storefront, has announced it is now partnered with Flytrex, an on-demand, delivery service for food and retail, to offer ice cream delivery via drone across all of Flytrex’s U.S. locations: Holly Springs, Fayetteville and Raeford, North Carolina, and Granbury, Texas.
According to the press release “Orders from The Ice Cream Shop will be delivered via the skies to front and backyards of local residents with a flight time under three minutes. Orders are placed using the Flytrex App, which provides customers with real time updates along the delivery route until the package is lowered safely by wire into their yard.
“Unilever’s The Ice Cream Shop is a virtual storefront that carries fan-favorite ice cream brands Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Good Humor, Klondike, Magnum ice cream, Popsicle and Talenti. The new service is operating in cooperation with longtime Flytrex partner Causey Aviation Unmanned under a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) waiver allowing a delivery radius of one nautical mile – reaching thousands of potential homes. Flytrex and Causey conduct all flights while maintaining the highest safety standards” reports the press release.
This partnership is the latest in a series of agreements for Flytrex concludes the press release “whose delivery service is now available to 10,000 homes across North Carolina and Texas.”
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