Uber Eats announced multi-store ordering, a new feature that allows customers to order from two stores or restaurants at the same time without an additional delivery fee.
The scenario where this can come in handy is if you want tacos and your roommate or partner wants pizza. With this new feature, you can get both.
With this new function you can get both tacos and pizza.
Customers can select which items they want from a store’s menu and add them to their cart. At the bottom of the menu, there will be a button that indicates that you can combine your order with another order from a different store. They can then add items from that second store and check out.
Uber says that after testing bundling only in convenience stores and making it possible to add items from a second merchant after checkout, they decided to develop a feature that allows customers to do the same with takeout orders.
The question, however, is how Uber Eats couriers will respond if they are asked to visit two different stores before delivering an order. For couriers who use cars, that will mean extra miles traveled, more gas pollution and more traffic congestion. It could also be logistically complicated, and considering how negatively drivers responded to UberPool, it seems likely they won’t like this new product either.