Uber May Soon Be Delivering Groceries As Well As Takeout

Uber May Soon Be Delivering Groceries As Well As Takeout
Automotive

After the success of Uber's takeout delivery service, the ridesharing company has plans to venture into the grocery delivery world

Rachel Gonzalez
  • 12 october 2018

According to CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, the app-based rideshare service, Uber is expanding its offerings and may soon be on the road delivering groceries.

This grocery service may be an extension of Uber’s well-established UberEats app, which only delivers takeout and fast food orders. The UberEats service has been successful, with $6 billion in bookings and a 200% growth rate, according to Yahoo Finance. However, it’s also possible the company will choose to have them operate as separate parts of the business, as each requires its own amount of market research and service.

Earlier this year, Uber was involved in a business partnership of a similar nature with Walmart, though it was recently dissolved. In order for this new Uber service to take off, the rideshare company will have to build strong relationships with local and national grocers, as well as reach consumers who would be in need of grocery delivery, but might not have already been existing Uber users.

Though still small, online delivery is a booming sector of the $100 billion grocery business, and businesses like Uber may be poised to benefit. Khosrowshahi says that, after grocery, Uber plans to move into freight as well.

Uber

According to CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, the app-based rideshare service, Uber is expanding its offerings and may soon be on the road delivering groceries.

This grocery service may be an extension of Uber’s well-established UberEats app, which only delivers takeout and fast food orders. The UberEats service has been successful, with $6 billion in bookings and a 200% growth rate, according to Yahoo Finance. However, it’s also possible the company will choose to have them operate as separate parts of the business, as each requires its own amount of market research and service.

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