During this unprecedented time, the world feels anything but business as usual. As we all continue to manage through change and disruption, Uber for Business is focused on helping businesses support their employees in new ways, even when they can’t all be together in an office.
As part of our ongoing efforts to adapt and best serve the needs of our customers and communities, Uber for Business is fast tracking the expansion of our Uber Eats product into over 20 countries in 2020, beginning with national launches today in Brazil, Canada, France and the United Kingdom.
We’ve made this move to respond to a surge of interest from companies looking to support employees who are working from home or who have limited food options on the road or in the field. In addition to supporting employee productivity and social distancing, this expansion is seeking to help broaden the delivery marketplace for restaurants partnered with Uber Eats and ensure that they have access to higher volume, repeat orders.
With today’s launches, Uber for Business is also rolling out several new features that make it easier for businesses of all sizes to take advantage of the offering. New features include the ability for employees to use their individual corporate cards and manage their orders through a business profile on the Uber Eats app or website.
GoodRx, a leading resource for healthcare savings, has been using Uber Eats to support their employees. “At GoodRx we are consistently looking for ways to acknowledge our dedicated team,” said Reena Scoblionko, Vice President of People at GoodRx. “With the COVID-19 pandemic we wanted to continue to foster a strong, now remote, employee community while prioritizing our team and their families’ wellbeing. Offering Uber Eats to our team is a great way to show our appreciation during this time, as well as to help support our local economy and restaurants.”
Similarly, Talkable, a technology company which runs referral program software, has relied on Uber Eats to help keep employees happy and fed. “In challenging times like these, having access to Uber Eats couldn’t be more timely for Talkable,” said Nataliia Fisunenko, Operations Coordinator at Talkable. “We’re pleased to partner with Uber and help ensure employees have access to a hot meal, while simultaneously supporting local restaurants.”
Uber has also recently implemented a number of new features and policies to help ensure the health and wellbeing of its users, including restaurant partners and delivery people:
- “Leave at door” delivery: To help protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community, Uber encourages the use of no-contact delivery.
- Supporting delivery people: Uber is working to provide delivery people with sanitizing supplies, and is supporting drivers and delivery people with financial assistance in the event of COVID-19 diagnosis or being individually quarantined.
- Food safety: Uber is regularly sharing safety best practices from public health authorities with restaurant partners and delivery people. Restaurants are encouraged to ensure that all food is sealed in tamper-evident packaging.
- For more information on Uber’s efforts through the coronavirus crisis, please visit our dedicated response page.
With the expansion of our Eats capabilities, Uber for Business is helping more companies tap into the power of on-demand mobility and gain access to delivery services. For more details on the solutions Uber for Business provides today, please visit this site.