It is imperative for everyone to move with global trends. Technology has indeed come to answer a lot of questions and to improve our daily lives. In the global food delivery industry, drones have been introduced to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of food delivery. The demand for delivery efficiency in Africa cannot be underestimated, especially in Ghana where online food delivery is making a serious headway.
Pizarea.com a Ghanaian owned food delivery company in partnership with Hylio Inc, an Aerospace Company is currently working with the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority to get certification to operate drone delivery in Ghana. Pizarea tests its first drone delivery; first of its kind in Ghana.
In March, 2018 a feasibility study of drone delivery in Ghana was conducted in several parts of Accra and even in Aburi to ensure that this delivery will indeed be possible in several parts of Accra.
This was also tested at Papa’s Pizza Ghana one of the food merchants on Pizarea. However, after much study is done, the pilot drone delivery will be done in association with some of the merchants on Pizarea.
A customer who requests for drone delivery will have to provide their digital address (either using Ghana Post GPS or What3words digital addressing system). The customer will also be required to pay for both the cost of the food and the delivery charge online. However, the cost of delivery with drone will be relatively higher than that of the traditional delivery.
Pizarea will then confirm the feasibility of the drone delivery in that area using good demarcation and absence of slum as the factors to be considered.
The digital address will then be inputted into the drone with the food in a bag attached to it. When the drone gets to the destination, it will lower the food with a rope; thus after confirmation has been made that the customer is at the premises ready to collect the food.
Areas eligible for the drone delivery will be validated and communicated before the drone is dispatched. Also, per the reception of the concept of drone delivery by Ghanaians, all the other restaurants on Pizarea will be made to enjoy this efficient service Pizarea offers. Due to the bad roads, poor road networks and infrastructure, drone delivery in Ghana will cut down delivery delays significantly. Look forward to Pizarea drones and other exciting technologies.
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