Odenwald: Hardware store delivers tools by drone

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The offering of the drone-based delivery project LieferMichel in the Odenwald continues to grow: As of this week, do-it-yourselfers can now have urgently needed small goods from the Michelstadt hardware store Profi Mertins sent quickly and easily using a Wingcopter delivery drone and e-cargo bike. Users can choose from various products weighing up to 4 kilograms - from screws to lamps to cordless screwdrivers.

“We are pleased to be able to take part in this innovative project and thus offer our customers in Würzberg and Rehbach an additional service. When my grandfather opened our first store 90 years ago, he quickly purchased a small van so that he could deliver to customers further away. Today we make shopping easier for customers by flying orders for smaller goods to them by drone – a great development,” comments Stephan Mertins, Managing Director of Profi Mertins.

“It’s great that more and more retailers from a wide range of product categories are taking part in this pilot project. This underlines that companies, especially in rural regions, are open to new approaches and are thinking about how they can make life easier for their customers,” says Ansgar Kadura, co-founder and Chief Services Officer of Wingcopter.

Delivery by drone from the hardware store (Photo: LieferMichel).
Delivery by drone from the hardware store (Photo: LieferMichel).