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Curry’s partners with Uber Eats for Tech Takeaway rapid delivery pilot

David Murphy

Electrical retailer Curry's is partnering with Uber Eats for a trial of a service offering delivery of its products in as little as 30 minutes after buying them online.

Launching week commencing 15 November, the three-month pilot will enable shoppers in 12 London boroughs to choose from a range of 1,800 tech items, including headphones, printer cartridges, laptops and phone chargers, with the delivery fulfilled by Uber Eats.

To order, customers visit the Currys website or fire up the Curry’s app and opt for same day delivery at the checkout. They will be able to order up until two hours before store closing time, with delivery in as little as 30 minutes. If the mention of stores seems confusing for an online service, they are part of the equation since the items are dispatched from one of 15 stores taking part in the pilot.

The delivery charge is £5. The 1,800 products on offer via the service are all under 7kg and have to meet set dimensions in order to fit within the courier’s portable bag.

The stores involved in the trial are in
Chingford, South Ruislip, Croydon, West Drayton, Colliers Wood, Enfield, Hayes Staples Corner, Brentford, Friern Barnet, Old Kent Road, Kensington, Brixton, Wembley Stadium and Oxford Street.
The London boroughs covered are City of Westminster, Southwark, Kensington and Chelsea, Brent, Lambeth, Waltham Forest, Hillingdon, Croydon, Merton, Enfield, Hounslow and Barnet.

“The world has shifted to a hybrid way of working and more customers are demanding greater convenience and speedier delivery to get their hands on tech,” said Currys Chief Operating Officer, Mark Allsop. As the UK’s number one tech retailer, we want to make it easy to shop, for all of our customers. We want customers to get products in their hands and homes as soon as they want them – right now, with super-fast delivery We already have a one-hour online Order & Collect service, and pioneered the 24/7 video shopping service, with our ShopLive offer. This new ‘from store to door’ delivery pilot with Uber is the next step in our exciting omnichannel journey.”