Is the future of mail delivery drone-powered?
Posted on 4th May 2021 at 09:34
At the beginning of this year, Royal Mail linked with a consortium of UK drone companies including DronePrep and Skyports with the aim to become the first nationwide UK parcel carrier to transport mail and parcels via an unmanned aerial vehicle.
The initial trial was a great success as a drone delivery to a remote lighthouse on the Isle of Mull and wider trials are now continuing.
As with all Royal Mail deliveries across the UK this trial used the postcode to route the parcel towards its destination. It is hoped that for future deliveries, the local delivery team on the Isle of Mull can use the drone delivery to reach the most remote locations in their patch faster. For the drone delivery, residents consulted were invited to use the DronePrep platform to assess the viability of their property for drone delivery and pinpoint a suitable landing location within their ownership using the integration software. They were asked to provide a location of 3 metre by 3 metre square, that corresponds to the precise landing point for delivery of Royal Mail parcels via the drone from the Royal Mail van.
It's hard to imagine but is there a future for Direct Mail marketing using this method of delivery?
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