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Walmart already offers free same-day delivery and 1-hour delivery, but now they’re getting you stuff within half an hour.

The Walmart drones are coming, people. Thanks to a growing partnership with DroneUp, Walmart will bring 30-minutes-or-less deliveries to households in six states.

You’ve got questions. . . here’s what we know:


What is Walmart drones delivery?

Two people in visibility vests attaching a Walmart delivery box to a drone that is parked on a table in the parking lot outside Walmart.

Walmart drones are flying robots that carry packages of up to 10 lbs within 1.5 miles of a DroneUp hub. By 2023, drone deliveries are expected to happen within 10 miles of a hub.

Once you place an order via the Walmart app or Walmart.com, your order will be loaded onto a drone and flown to your location. The drone then safely lowers your package via cable.

Don’t worry about your order being dropped or lost; each drone is flown by certified pilots who follow the FAA guidelines.

Amazon Prime Air, Amazon’s answer to drone delivery is still in the testing phase (but we can tell you all about that, too).


How much does Walmart drone delivery cost?

A Walmart drone delivery package sitting in some grass.

If you’re a Walmart Plus member, drones will deliver to your house for FREE. Seriously. (That is, unless you’re buying something from a third-party vendor. . . additional fees may apply.)

That’s a big deal, but even if you’re not a Walmart Plus member, these fast-paced deliveries only cost $3.99 extra. That’s cheaper than Walmart Express delivery, which is $10 on top of standard delivery fees.


What hours is Walmart drone delivery available?

A Walmart storefront during the day with products on display outside.

If your Walmart offers the service, you’ll be able to get drone deliveries between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.


When will drone delivery be available in my state?

A drone carrying a Walmart delivery box in the sky above a Walmart.

Walmart’s drone delivery started in their home state of Arkansas, and is currently expanding to six states by the end of the year, adding Arizona, Florida, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. According to Walmart, that covers 4 million shoppers. As for the other 44 states, we don’t know what’s next, but fully expect Walmart to keep announcing new areas with drone delivery.


What kinds of things can I get delivered by Walmart drones?

Boxes of different flavors of Hamburger Helper stocked on a Walmart shelf.

From Tylenol to Hamburger Helper, thousands of items are available to be dropped off right at your doorstep in 30 minutes or less — so long as your total order stays under 10 lbs.

Walmart Drones Delivery: Everything You Need to Know