5 Drone Delivery Service Success Stories [2023]

Updated: July 24th, 2023
Start A Drone Delivery Service

Drones support the logistics industry in different ways. For instance, delivery drones have the potential to bypass ground-based traffic congestion by lifting a share of ground transportation into the airspace. Besides, drones have made delivery possible in otherwise difficult-to-reach areas like ports, terminals, areas with floods, etc.

Delivery drones are applicable in many areas. Examples include:

  • Courier delivery
  • Medicine delivery
  • Hyperlocal delivery
  • Food delivery
  • On-demand local shipping

But before you invest in the drone courier delivery business, take time to learn the laws governing the industry and research out how other players are operating. Then launch and market your drone delivery business.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a drone delivery service:

Learn more about starting a drone delivery service:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a drone delivery service?
-> Pros and cons of a drone delivery service

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established drone delivery service
-> Marketing ideas for a drone delivery service

Other resources


The prime resource for news and commentary on the commercial drone market: the people, products, events, and trends that are driving the UAV industry.

  • Website traffic: 170K/month
  • Business rank: #126K

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4. Zipline

Delivering critical and lifesaving products precisely where and when they are needed, safely and reliably, every day, across multiple countries.

  • Website traffic: 90K/month
  • Business rank: #304K

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5. Volansi

Drone delivery services for time-critical shipments over long ranges. Volansi builds and operates VTOL drones for commercial, defense, and humanitarian applications.

  • Business rank: #555K

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