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Rakuten “Sora Raku” Drone Delivery Service

The Japanese e-commerce company’s latest initiative promises to make hungry golfers very happy.

Apr 28, 2016 | By Shatricia Nair

Starting 9th May, hungry golfers in Japan will no longer have to leave the greens for a snack, thanks to Rakuten’s latest initiative, the “Sora Raku” delivery service.

Its first client, the Camel Golf Resort in Chiba Prefecture, Japan will see “Tenku” drones delivering snacks, beverages, golf equipment and other items to players at various pick up points on the golf course.

With a touch on the Android app, golfers can conveniently place orders, track delivery and make payment for their order. All that’s left to do after is to wait for one of the company’s bright pink drones to appear with the order.

Rakuten’s decision to expand this service to other golf courses and even sparsely populated areas and mountainous regions depends on the success of this pilot.

Watch this video to learn more about the “Sora Raku” delivery service:

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