In another step towards delivery domination, Uber introduced their newest venture, grocery delivery. This news comes right after Uber acquired Postmates, an online restaurant and goods delivery service, for $2.65 billion.
Uber Grocery Delivery will initially only be available in select cities in Latin America and Canada with plans to roll out in Miami, FL and Dallas, TX later this month. In order to bring customers grocery delivery services, Uber is collaborating with Cornershop, an established grocery delivery app. Uber users will be able to order their groceries through both the Uber and Uber Eats apps.
Similar to other grocery delivery services, when you plan an order through Uber, a Cornershop shopper will fulfill your order for you and deliver it right to your door. You will be able to track your order progress through the Uber app and even request a “no-contact” drop off.
For Uber Pass members in Miami, FL and Dallas, TX, delivery will be free for grocery orders over $30. While Uber is entering a crowded market with Amazon Prime Now, FreshDirect, and Instacart, they feel confident they can compete, even citing that they have seen a 197 percent increase in grocery and convenience store deliveries since March