Online cab aggregator Uber has expanded its on-demand food delivery service UberEATS to Delhi, and has partnered with over 200 restaurants in South Delhi, including Barista, Moti Mahal, Pita Pit, and Dimcha. Following this expansion, UberEATS will now be available in South Extension, Defence Colony, Kalkaji, Nehru Place, East of Kailash, GK I & II, Safdarjung, Green Park, Hauz Khas, Gulmohar Park, Asiad Village, Malviya Nagar, Saket and Mehrauli and is expected to be extended to the entire city over the coming days. The company had already expanded the service to Gurgaon in June. The company had also appointed Faiz Abdulla as the General Manager for UberEATS’ Delhi-NCR operations in April 2017.
Higher Delivery Charges in Delhi
While orders via UberEATS do not have a minimum order value, the company has different delivery charges for each city. Uber will be charging Rs 25 for deliveries in Delhi, as compared to Rs 15 in Mumbai, and Re 1 in Bangalore.
UberEATS was started in 2014 as a delivery pilot in Los Angeles. The service is now available in 27 countries and in 97 cities around the globe, including Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Lyon, Singapore, Stockholm, Taipei, Tokyo, Milan, Paris, Vienna, and multiple cities in the US, Australia, Canada, and Mexico.
-Uber competes with likes of Zomato, Swiggy, and Foodpanda, all
-Note that Zomato has just now acquired last mile logistics startup Runnr to strengthen its logistics services in the country. Earlier, Zomato said that it surpassed 3 million online orders for the month of July. Also, food ordering business at Zomato accounted for $9 million in revenues for the year FY17, around 8 times of FY16.
-Swiggy, raised $80 million from Naspers last month in Series E round of funding. The platform claims to have more than 12,000 partner restaurants in eight cities.
–FoodPanda was acquired by Delivery Hero in December last year.
-Uber’s rival Ola had also debuted its food delivery service called OlaCafe in March 2015. However, Ola shut down the app within a year as Ola Cafe failed to meet expectations’ after it faced competition from other food delivery services.