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SkyDrop, Domino’s to Test Drone Delivery in New Zealand

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June 23, 2022

SkyDrop, which recently changed its name from Flirtey, has announced the second phase of a commercial drone delivery trial with Domino’s in New Zealand. The trial is expected to launch in the coming months to enable the delivery of hot and fresh pizza from a local Domino’s store to customers’ homes.

SkyDrop said its drones can carry a variety of Domino’s menu options, including up to three Extra-Large Domino’s pizzas, or two large pizzas with a soda and side dish (including dipping sauce). To prepare for the commercial trial, SkyDrop said it is currently conducting test deliveries at its facilities in Reno, Nev.

The company has raised approximately $40 million to date, including a recent $2 million new investment from existing investors Sierra Angels, McFlirtey, Melbourne Angels and Icehouse Ventures. The new funding is focused on advancing the commercial trial launch with Domino’s in New Zealand.

The companies said the benefit of introducing drones as a delivery method alongside cars, electric scooters and bikes is that “customers can enjoy the convenience of having hot and fresh pizzas delivered with Zero Contact to their homes by electrically powered drones, which also reduces traffic congestion and greenhouse emissions.”

More details on the drone delivery system are available at the SkyDrop website.


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