Uber will be delivering the courses via the Cornershop, a new subsidiary, surfing on the trend of deliveries, very appreciated since the ” Great confinement “.
The new service will be offered from this week in some cities in Canada and Latin America, then the United States later this month.
The world leader of the car booking with driver (VTC) seeks to compensate for the collapse of his business of transportation of people since the beginning of the crisis of the sars coronavirus.
He already had his own meal delivery service to home, Uber Eats, and just build on this niche by purchasing the app Postmates to 2.65 billion dollars (2.34 billion euros).
During the pandemic, the platform also has to deliver courses in more than 30 countries via Uber Eats, and has seen the volume of orders increase of 176% since February.
The pending acquisition of Cornershop, based in Chile and present in Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Canada, will allow users, in some cities, order their shopping via the app Uber or Uber Eats.
“We launched Cornershop there’s exactly 5 years and we could not have imagined a better way to celebrate our anniversary than to join forces with the best platform for on-demand services,” said Oskar Hjertonsson, the founder of Cornershop.
During the health crisis, Uber has launched “Uber Direct” to deliver packages, and ” Uber-Connect “, which allows individuals to send personal items to family or friends.