Uber is launching grocery deliveries in Latin America and Canada, with a rollout in the US expected in late July
Uber Launches On-Demand Grocery Delivery in Latin America and Canada, with Rollout in the U.S. Expected to End July
- Uber has rolled out an on-demand grocery service in Latin America and Canada
- This feature allows users to select groceries at major stores in their area
- A courier then picks up the order and a driver delivers it to the customer
- Dallas and Miami are the first U.S. cities to receive this option later this month
First it was ridesharing, then restaurants and now Uber breaks into the supermarket.
The company has rolled out the new delivery service in its flagship app and UberEats for users in selected Latin American and Canadian cities.
The new feature enables purchases from major stores such as Walmart, Metro and Lider and is expected to be available in Dallas and Miami by the end of the month.
In both apps, there is a grocery tab with partner stores where users can select desired products – all of which are picked up and picked up by a driver to deliver to your home.
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First it was ridesharing, then restaurants and now Uber breaks into the supermarket. The company has rolled out the new delivery service in its flagship app and UberEats for users in selected Latin American and Canadian cities
Uber entered the world in 2009 and changed the way we travel by allowing users to take a ride at the touch of a button.
In 2014, the company added UberEats that brought food home in minutes.
And now it has made its way into grocery delivery with a new feature being tested in Campinas, Goiania, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Salvador, Concepción, La Serena, Santiago, Valparaiso, Bogota, Lima, Florianópolis , Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Montreal and Toronto.
The new feature is in partnership with Cornershop, a delivery start-up in Santiago, Chile.
In both apps, there is a grocery tab with partner stores where users can select desired products – all of which are collected and picked up by a driver to be delivered to your home
The announcement follows the 2019 startup’s agreement with Uber to acquire an interest in the company.
Raj Beri, Uber’s Global Head of Grocery, said, “Today’s product integration marks an important step in our partnership with Cornershop’s team to bring grocery deliveries to millions of consumers on the Uber platform.”
“Uber assumed that people should go more easily to the places to go and the people they care about.
“This has since evolved to connect people with food from their favorite local restaurants, and we are excited to bring our product expertise with the Cornershop team to the world of the grocery store.”
For those cities with the new feature, a grocery option will appear in both the Uber and UberEats app with a range of stores where items can be purchased.
Users choose the supermarket, select the desired items and a Cornershop shoppers and drivers pick up the order and deliver it.
A US launch is scheduled for late July, with Dallas and Miami first.
Uber’s grocery delivery attempt comes at a time when his core business for rides around the world is under pressure with coronavirus locking orders that keep many passengers at home.
At the same time, Uber’s restaurant delivery company Eats saw growing demand during the pandemic, with food delivery orders increasing by more than 100 percent in the second quarter.