Startup Valqari has developed the patented Smart Drone Delivery Mailbox to solve last-inch drone delivery issues. Valqari describes the mailbox as a “universal drone receptacle for package delivery and pick-up” that offers a safe landing platform, and can integrate and communicate with any drone manufacturer during fully autonomous deliveries.
“We knew the biggest hurdle facing drone delivery was that there was no standardized, safe, and secure landing area. This gave us a clear vision from the start that our mission would be to provide the missing piece to the last stage drone delivery process,” says Ryan Walsh, Valqari’s CEO and co-founder.
Walsh adds, “As a result, we beat major global companies in developing the winning solution with our Smart Drone Delivery Mailbox. In 2013, we saw that no one else had developed this technology, which is why it was critical for us to put a stake in the ground by immediately applying for utility patents to make us the only smart mailbox option for commercial and residential use.”
Valqari has issued utility patents in 13 countries and territories to emerge as a leader in the smart drone delivery mailbox market.
The company lists reduced liabilities and shipping costs, increased market penetration, and a secure chain of custody as the product’s main advantages. Those benefits can help a number of industries, including government, residential e-commerce, grocery services, and pharmaceuticals.