Zomato, Foodpanda, and Swiggy will face another competition in the market very soon. As Uber has sent out invites for a launch of its food delivery service UberEATS in India on May 2 in Mumbai.
While the invite doesn’t divulge into details on UberEATS, we can expect all country-specific information to be out on May 2. UberEATS was first launched in 2014 in Los Angeles, and since then it has increased its footprint to 74 cities. The restaurant food delivery service will compete with the likes of Zomato, Foodpanda, and Swiggy in India.
This comes at a time when the major on-demand food aggregators ad delivery companies such as Swiggy and Zomato are looking to strengthen their businesses with additional capital and Google has launched its hyperlocal services and food delivery app Areo which passes on leads to partners such as Faasos, Freshmenu, UrbanClap and others in Bengaluru and Mumbai.
According to the report, “UberEATS has been hiring city general managers, city-level restaurant operations managers and branding and sales.
Currently, according to the UberEATS page, the food delivery service is operational in 74 cities in the world.
Earlier this year, UberEATS made two Google Docs available – one for those interested in being a delivery partner with UberEATS and the other, for restaurants to partner with the service provider. In the two Google Docs, the queries are for Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai. There is a provision to specify any other city too. According to this, it may be safe to assume that the services may go live first in these six cities.
In a measure of rising ambition beyond its taxi business, UberEATS will be a standalone app that will offer food delivery from various restaurants that will be delivered by Uber drivers. For now, you can give suggestions of your favourite food places in your city on this Google Doc.
UberEATS is also inviting restaurants to show their interest in becoming partners on this page, and delivery companies to show their interest on this page. This service was recently launched in Bostan, Edinburgh, Pittsburgh, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei, and Tokyo as well.