British on-demand laundry app Laundrapp has announced plans to launch a new service that will see its customers’ laundry picked up and delivered by drone.
The Laundry Drone project will explore current and future technology with the aim of developing an environmentally friendly and economical service to Laundrapp customers.
Allan Warburton, managing director of Laundrapp, said: “Laundrapp has always been at the forefront of innovative technology, and the launch of ‘Laundry Drone’ is just another way we’re working with our customers and partners to find ways to innovatively serve our growing customer base.”
Similarly to Royal Mail and Amazon Prime Air, Laundrapp will work with commercial suppliers to develop a new framework for drone delivery.
It plans to set up a focus group with its customers, suppliers and the Civil Aviation Authority to determine the safest way to operate the service before launch.
Warburton added: “We’re committed to investing into the future of our services and our customers, and we’re looking to open up the discussion with drone suppliers, safety experts and customers, the latter who will be able to trial the service when we launch.”
Laundrapp currently operates across 16 UK cities, collecting, laundering and returning items to homes and offices within 48 hours.