Friday 23rd Aug 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Starship Technologies launches new home delivery service

Starship Technologies is offering the world’s first commercial autonomous package delivery on the ground with the first deliveries taking place across Milton Keynes from today (31st October).

The robot delivery service is available through an app giving consumers complete control over when their packages arrive. Hundreds of robots will deliver packages straight to people’s front door with the click of a button.

Packages will arrive at a local facility managed by Starship, and consumers will then be notified via the app when their package has arrived there. Once the package has arrived, consumers can select a time slot for their package to be delivered to a location of their choice. The robot’s journey can also be tracked in real-time using the app.

“We’re excited that thanks to our technology, local communities across Milton Keynes will never miss a home delivery again,” said Starship chief executive officer Lex Bayer.  “People lead busy and diverse lives. The hassle of needing to re-arrange your life for a delivery will become a thing of the past.”

Bayer continued: “No more having to switch your working from home day, rescheduling meetings, visit a locker, drive to a sorting office or contact a courier all because of a missed delivery. Starship gets packages to consumers when and where they want them. This is the only service of its kind available in the world today, and it works around your lifestyle.”

 

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