Deuce Drone Partners with Greer’s Markets for Autonomous Drone Delivery
Deuce Drone, LLC has focused their efforts on solving the last mile delivery problem for brick and mortar retailers. Through their drone technology, they enable drone shipment from existing stores to nearby locations.
Recently, Deuce Drone has entered into a technology development partnership with a supermarket chain, Greer’s Markets. The company will provide drone delivery for this fifth-generation family-owned supermarket chain, with 29 supermarkets across Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi.
This Mobile-based startup began flights in November, travelling between Greer’s St. Louis Street market and the Innovation Portal. These test runs are finalizing the autonomous flight and package handling systems. At present, their drones can carry a payload of up to 10 pounds.
Bill Haub, senior director of Deuce Drone said the deal with Greer’s Markets puts the Deuce Drone team near a retailer that they can further develop their technology with as well as the ability to have flights back and forth on a regular basis. The hope is to move from a development stage and into a greater revenue service. Haub also said the deal will hopefully enable more hiring, offer greater exposure for the company and promote fundraising opportunities for Deuce Drone.
Deuce Drone isn’t interested in manufacturing drones themselves, but they have been steadily developing and testing both software and hardware since 2020. This iterative development strives for a drone which can successfully – and reliably – carry products off the shelves.
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