Uber Technologies Inc on Tuesday similarly improved shipping offerings, launching an app-based grocery provider in various Latin American and Canadian cities, with the United States to observe later this month.
The company’s modern foray into the shipping area is in partnership with Cornershop, a Chilean on line grocery issuer that Uber has held a majority stake in for the reason that October.
Customers in Canada’s Montreal and Toronto, eleven Brazilian cities, together with Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, 4 Chilean cities, Colombia’s Bogota and Peru’s Lima will be capable to order groceries from neighborhood shops and chains via the Uber Eats app.
In Canada, groceries can be ordered from massive chains Walmart Inc and Metro Inc.
A launch in U.S. cities is anticipated later in July, establishing with regional retailers in Miami and Dallas, an Uber spokeswoman said.
Uber stated it had some 9,500 energetic merchants, with grocery-convenience orders growing with the aid of greater than 176% in view that February throughout the Uber platform.
Uber’s grocery transport push comes at a time when its core ride-hailing commercial enterprise is beneath strain round the globe with coronavirus lockdown orders maintaining many passengers at home.
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At the equal time, Uber’s restaurant transport commercial enterprise Eats has considered developing demand in the course of the pandemic, with second-quarter meals transport orders up greater than 100%.
Uber on Monday stated it would collect U.S. meals shipping rival Postmates for $2.65 billion to drastically expand the commercial enterprise of imparting daily goods, which includes groceries.