Just a day after confirming an agreement to acquire Postmates for $2.65bn, Uber has launched a grocery delivery service in cities around Latin America and Canada.
The service is a result of Uber’s upcoming purchase of Cornershop, a Santiago, Chile-based platform offering grocery delivery in Latin America and Canada. Though Uber’s acquisition of the startup has yet to receive regulatory approval, a partnership between the two companies has meant that Uber can now offer grocery delivery via both the Uber and Uber Eats apps.
When an order is placed through one of Uber’s apps, the Cornershop team will fulfil the order and deliver it.
Cornershop has been integrated into the Uber apps in select cities in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Canada, with plans to make grocery delivery available in Miami, Florida and Dallas, Texas later this month. In the two US cities, Eats Pass and Uber Pass members will be able to get free grocery delivery on orders over $30. These grocery delivery features will then be rolled out to others cities around the world in the ‘coming months’.