Flower Delivery Express to resume drone testing
COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich., March 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the recent ruling by a federal judge to make commercial use of drones legal, FlowerDeliveryExpress.com will resume testing drones to delivery flowers in the metro Detroit area.
Along with other companies testing drones commercially, such as Amazon and Domino's Pizza, FlowerDeliveryExpress.com conducted the first flower delivery by drone just before Valentine's Day, which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://bit.ly/1lXLQgn. However, in response to the Federal Aviation Administration, who informed the company that commercial use is only authorized on a case-by-case basis, FlowerDeliveryExpress.com CEO Wesley Berry was forced to halt future testing with drones.
"This ruling legalizing the commercial use of drones is unexpected and exciting news," said Wesley Berry, CEO, FlowerDeliveryExpress.com. "I fully intend to resume testing in the next few weeks."
Berry will include testing drones along with other methods of delivery as part of the company's beta test groups. FlowerDeliveryExpress.com currently uses traditional delivery methods to serve its several million customers across the country.
"I'm looking forward to using drones for flower deliveries, and positioning the company at the forefront of successfully implementing this technology," said Berry. "Drones have arrived. We are prepared to fly forward."
Berry maintains his multi-million dollar online floral delivery operation by staying ahead of others in the industry, and by testing and implementing technology to enhance the delivery of flowers. Alternative delivery methods are currently taking place and in development such as trucks carrying pre-made bouquets for rapid delivery and other guarded secret methods.
FlowerDeliveryExpress.com recently launched a consumer beta program to test alternative delivery methods and other development efforts with a select group of customers before going to market. Consumers can sign up for the beta test group at www.FlowerDeliveryExpress.com/beta. Participation is not guaranteed, and you must be a U.S. resident.
The recent FlowerDeliveryExpress.com drone flower delivery took place Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 in metro Detroit.
Wesley Berry is the CEO of FlowerDeliveryExpress.com, a multi-million dollar online floral delivery operation. Berry also owns Wesley Berry Flowers, a Detroit-based brick-and-mortar florist established in 1946. FlowerDeliveryExpress.com is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau. The company has also been voted "Best Florist" more than a dozen times.
FlowerDeliveryExpress.com delivers from their own brick and mortar flower shops with their own delivery fleet, and through FedEx and UPS from coast to coast. Deliveries are also made via a computerized sending network of affiliated shops. They provide delivery throughout most of the United States, Canada, and more than 80 countries around the world. Shoppers can conveniently make floral purchases 24 hours a day/7 days a week by phone at 888-851-2881 or online at www.FlowerDeliveryExpress.com. Like FlowerDeliveryExpress.com on Facebook.