Dronedek, known for its “mailbox of the future,” announced its technical integration partnership with commercial drone solutions developer, A2Z Drone Delivery, the ninth organization to join Dronedek’s growing “delivery ecosystem of the future” this year. For safe and reliable drone delivery to reach scale, carriers must be part of a wider network of supporting elements – an ecosystem – delivering to devices, like Dronedek smart mailboxes, that can securely receive and store those deliveries, says Dronedek’s CEO and Founder Dan O’Toole.
“We’ve been very impressed with A2Z Drone Delivery over the last few years,” he said. “Partnerships like these are key to building the robust infrastructure needed for the future of delivery and commerce.”
A 2020 Virginia Tech survey of consumers in Christiansburg, Va., where Alphabet’s Wing subsidiary conducted the nation’s most advanced residential drone delivery trial, revealed that 87 percent favored drone delivery.
“The markets are showing that consumers want their orders as fast and cheap as possible, regardless of who’s bringing it to them,” said O’Toole. “Nothing will be gained if these goods are stolen, damaged or inaccurately delivered.”
Both Dronedek and A2Z Drone Delivery are focused on addressing consumer concerns of security, convenience and reliability. “As drone delivery becomes part of mainstream logistics operations, it is imperative that service providers prioritize consumer safety in all operations. We are excited that our tethered drone delivery system will be integrated with the Dronedek smart mailbox,” said Aaron Zhang, CEO of A2Z Drone Delivery. “Our Rapid Delivery System enables payloads to be deposited from altitude, keeping spinning propellers away from people and property, mitigating intrusive rotor noise, and assuaging privacy concerns about drones near private residences.”