The new Uber Eats grocery experienceWritten by
Two years ago this month, we launched grocery delivery on Uber Eats. Since then, a lot’s changed! We’ve welcomed the team from Cornershop, the Latin America based grocery delivery platform, to Uber, and added almost 24,000 grocery stores to Uber Eats around the world, including Albertsons, Carrefour, Costco and Woolworths. And consumers are opening our app for much more than dinner—at last count more than 100,000 bunches of bananas are ordered each month!
The one thing that hasn’t changed is our mission to help consumers get anything they need and make shopping for groceries as effortless as a restaurant order on Uber Eats or a ride on Uber. This summer, we’re introducing a fresh, new grocery experience on Uber Eats – our most comprehensive update yet – that will help us do just that.
Since joining forces with Cornershop, we’ve worked to bring their product and industry expertise to Uber’s best in class technology. With their help, starting next week in select cities, and rolling out throughout the summer, US consumers will begin to see brand new features that will make grocery shopping with Uber Eats more convenient, intuitive, and reliable than ever before.
Whether you need a few items right away or want to schedule ahead a weekly order, our refreshed grocery offering makes it easier than ever to get whatever you need, when you need it by delivering:
Groceries on your own time
Life doesn’t happen on a schedule, we’re making it possible to place orders from grocery stores on Uber Eats whether or not they’re open—with delivery in the first available window or scheduled at your convenience.
Grocery shopping you can count on
We’ve invested in technology to give users peace of mind—introducing improved support for shoppers in-store and live order tracking for consumers to follow the shopping experience every step of the way. Now as each item is scanned and added to your cart for checkout, your order is paid and on its way… you’ll know.
Groceries just how you want them
You know what you want, and how you want it. Now, so do we. If for any reason an item is low in stock, we’re making product replacements effortless, and we’ve made shopping more intuitive—including items sold by weight.
And with more and more people relying on grocery delivery in their busy lives these days, we’ll continue investing in product development and new features that prioritize ease, convenience and reliability—not just for consumers but for merchants and shoppers too. This summer merchants and shoppers who use Uber will see improved capabilities like barcode scanning, more efficient inventory management, easier options for adding item images, and new real-time support to fix any issues that come up—in real time.
With grocery items now available from Uber in 33 countries—the shopping experience on Uber Eats is about to get better than ever. By investing in strong grocery partnerships and building features that consumers, merchants and shoppers are looking for, we’re bringing the whole world one step closer to truly getting anything delivered to their doorsteps.