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Sky-high convenience: Amazon drone delivery in Arizona

Sky-high convenience: Amazon drone delivery in Arizona
Sky-high convenience: Amazon drone delivery in Arizona

Amazon is going one step further in providing convenience to customers by rolling out drone deliveries in Arizona. Later this year, deliveries will be available to West Valley of the Phoenix metro area. 

The company’s drone mission dates back to 2022. It has shown the world that making deliveries in less than 60 minutes is possible, thanks to a drone in the sky. 

The company is currently working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to obtain permission to conduct deliveries in Tolleson. 

“With this new location, we’ll be fully integrated into Amazon’s delivery network, meaning, for the first time, drones will deploy from facilities next to our same-day delivery site in Tolleson,” says Amazon. 

Arizona as a delivery location will be integrated into Amazon’s delivery network. The company’s same-day delivery locations are near big cities, so customers receive their orders quickly. Thanks to links with nearby Amazon fulfillment centers, Amazon can deliver millions of items on the same day.


Using drones for delivery is becoming increasingly popular. Retail giant Walmart has also hopped on to the skyward delivery trend. In January, the business expanded its drone delivery to 1.8 million more homes in Dallas Fort-Worth.

In October, Amazon introduced a 60-minute medicine drone delivery service with its MK30 drone. 

Now with Amazon drone delivery in Arizona, it also provides a win for the environment. 

Kate Gallego, mayor of Phoenix says, “This kind of delivery is the future, and it’s exciting that it will be starting in the Phoenix Metro Area. The shift toward zero-emission package delivery will help us reduce local pollution and further cement our city as a hotbed for the innovative technology of tomorrow.”

Choosing drones for delivery 

Besides drone deliveries to homes, companies like Dronamics focuses on middle-mile logistics. The company is the world’s first cargo drone airline

In an exclusive interview with Locate2u, Dronamics’ Severina Grozeva, director of global communications and public relations told this publication: “Cargo drones represent a huge opportunity for more efficient and cost-effective delivery, especially in the middle-mile and particularly in remote or hard-to-reach areas. Cargo drones can bridge the gap in access to goods and services for remote communities, enabling them to receive deliveries quickly and efficiently.” 

There are several reasons drones are being used to deliver packages/cargo. The standout has to be speed of delivery. Drones fly above ground and are not restricted by traffic. Another factor is deliveries will not be hampered by the issue of labor shortages, and they may be in flight during a lunch hour, when a person has to take breaks – the drone does not. 

Drones are cost-effective. Imagine a courier fleet’s fuel bill at the end of each month. The drone does not travel on roads, so there is less wear and tear on the drone as opposed to a vehicle which may be stranded at a service center for a particular problem. Vehicle repairs can be costly. In addition, drones do not emit toxic fumes. 

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About the author

Sharl is a qualified journalist. He has over 10 years’ experience in the media industry, including positions as an editor of a magazine and Business Editor of a daily newspaper. Sharl also has experience in logistics specifically operations, where he worked with global food aid organisations distributing food into Africa. Sharl enjoys writing business stories and human interest pieces.

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