Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Wing launches drone delivery in Ipswich

Wing has partnered with DoorDash and Mirvac to launch the first drone delivery service in the City of Ipswich, Queensland.

The on-demand drone delivery service has established a hub for drone deliveries at Mirvac’s Orion Springfield Central shopping centre in Ipswich.

The new operations centre makes it possible for local restaurants and retailers using DoorDash’s platform and Wing’s delivery drones to provide food and essentials to the surrounding communities. This includes parts of Redbank Plains, Springfield Central, Springfield Lakes, Spring Mountain, Brookwater, Augustine Heights, Camira, Bellbird Park, White Rock, Springfield, Greenbank and Goodna.

From today (20 April), merchants such as Sushi Hub will be available via the service, known as DoorDash Air.

Wing Australia General Manager Simon Rossi says Wing is thrilled to officially launch in Ipswich and to team up with Mirvac and DoorDash to support consumers’ demand for faster, more convenient, and sustainable delivery choices.

“Businesses need to be able to offer a range of delivery options, with the most appropriate option selected depending on the weight and size of the package,” he says.

“On-demand drone delivery helps address the costly last-mile delivery challenge for lightweight goods. It reduces road congestion and emissions while creating new economic opportunities for retailers and communities.”

Mirvac Retails General Manager Kelly Miller says Mirvac is always looking at new ways to reimagine its retail spaces to create greater value for our partners and our communities.

“Working with Wing, we are transforming a section of the Orion Springfield Central carpark to bring new technology to the region, providing another point of connection between customer and retailer, and ultimately deliver a better shopping experience,” she says.

Wing plans to continue identifying retail properties and high-demand regions in urban areas where drone delivery can add customer value.

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