Following the growing demand for delivery around the world, Uber has announced that users in Montreal and Toronto can now order groceries through its apps.
The new delivery option is in partnership with the Chilean company Cornershop, a grocery startup the ridesharing company purchased in 2019.
As of July 7, users in Montreal, Toronto, and Latin America can use both Uber and Uber Eats to get groceries delivered. The option will be extended later in July in the United States.
Just like ordering a ride or a meal with Uber, customers can follow their grocery delivery at each step of the process.
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“Today’s product integration marks an important step in our partnership with the team at Cornershop to bring grocery delivery to millions of consumers on the Uber platform” said Raj Beri, Global Head of Grocery. “Uber started on the premise that people should be able to more easily get to the places they need to go, and to people they care about.”
Tuesday’s launch comes after grocery delivery experiments with more than 9,500 merchants in over 30 countries on Uber Eats. The company says it has seen a 176% increase in grocery orders since February.
Following Uber’s integration in select cities in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Canada, the company says it plans to roll out “incremental improvements” to the grocery experience for shoppers and merchants around the world throughout the summer of 2020 and beyond.
In Canada, Cornershop operates in Toronto and Montreal with other merchants and partners like Metro, Rexall, Walmart, and Costco.