Popular standalone food-delivery service, uberEATS is finally making its way to India. Launched in San Francisco in 2014, the service has grown to 50 cities now around the world, mainly in the Americas, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, Dubai and Johannesburg.
India will be the seventh country in Asia, and the company plans to have this service in atleast six cities. The service is expected to be launched ‘very soon’ and there is no fixed timeline yet. After Uber’s merger with Didi Chuxing in China, India has become the next biggest market for cab-aggregation and food-delivery.
Allen Penn, Asia Pacific’s head of UberEATS, sees tremendous potential ahead, “I am incredibly excited about bringing UberEATS to India. This is a significant investment, it spans multiple cities and regions, and it has the potential to change the food industry – with the push of a button – in one of the most vibrant food cultures in the world.”
Food-delivery apps in India like Swiggy, JustEat, Zomato, Foodpanda and TastyKhana have become quite a name in the country, and considering there are so many of these, the industry has matured quite a bit.
The company will leverage its Uber network in the cities to deliver food to customers, while also making sure that the delivery time is low. Since the company is entering at a time when others have settled, it will have to focus on customer experience more than anything else.
Initially, uberEATS will be making its way to Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata, followed by tier-2 cities, depending on success of the service.
Contribute to the app before it gets launched
Uber promises to make the delivery experience as good as booking a cab on the app. The company is requesting participation from the citizens of India to move up restaurants on priority order, before the service goes live in these aforementioned cities.
You can fill up the form here. It requests you to tick on your city, insert the name of the restaurant and your name. Depending on the responses, the company will decide a list of restaurants with highest votes and pick them up as restaurant partners from the beginning.
“UberEATS will give consumers, restaurant partners, and delivery partners more options across India. Restaurants can tap into the Uber delivery network to expand their businesses and reach a new network of potential customers. And delivery partners now have access to even more flexible earning opportunities,” the blog post read.
The service is expected to create more jobs as well. If you want to register as restaurant partner, fill up the form here. The company has promised to make the experience of these restaurants better, get more orders and increase the revenues.
If you want to become a delivery partner, you can sign-up here. The company boasts of a great network that continues to grow everyday. Uber has been known to do well in whatever industry it taps into, and uberEATS is no exception.
Uber nearly destroyed the competition when it entered India, and uberEATS can be expected to do the same, even though the service is coming in a little late. Having said that, it is exciting to see foreign companies taking interest in India and launching their best products here.
Source: Uber"UberEATS is Launching in India Soon! Here’s How You Can Contribute...",