Uber: Your Personal Shopping Assistant
We love this trip! At first we saw it happen and thought there might be a problem, so we touched base with the rider and learned of an awesome Uber use case…
We spoke with both the client & the driver to check if there was an issue. We keep a close eye on things and this one was a doosy! Turns out, this was the actual route of an Uber trip (in blue) taken by a client filled with Christmas cheer who decided to knock out all of his shopping, all while being chauffeured around for one Uber trip! Here’s his ninja X-mas shopping experience, direct from the client:
“It was brilliant! Last minute shopping for basically everyone on my list. There are three choices:
1. Drive my own car. Find parking. Juggle bags. I’d rather be beaten with a sack of oranges.
2. Take a cab. This involves switching presents to each new car. Also have to deal with hassle of hailing a new cab at each stop. Bah!
3. Hire a driver. He drops you off at the store. When you’re done, call him. He pulls around; you drop the bags in the trunk; then on to the next store. I shopped for two hours and went to probably five different stores in just under two hours. The only thing that would’ve made it better would be a cocktail between stops… maybe next time.”
To the rider: Glad we could assist in smoothing out the holiday chaos! Maybe next time we’ll include some special Egg Nog. Enjoy your free credits for sharing your killer experience with us!
Do you have a cool Uber use case? Visit help.uber.com and you could get a shout out and some credits thrown your way!
We are excited to surpass the 100th city mark by welcoming two Brazilian cities, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, to the UberEATS family. From Atlanta to Warsaw, people have truly embraced this easy and reliable way to discover the food they love at the push of a button. Whether that’s an Indian inspired samosa, a good old-fashioned American burger or Vietnamese pho, people in 27 countries are using UberEATS to get a taste of the world’s flavors at the push of a button.
We’re excited to expand the Uber for Business platform beyond business travel, to include a world-class customer transportation solution, Uber Central. With Uber Central, organizations of all shapes and sizes can now easily provide on-demand, door-to-door transportation for their customers, clients, and guests.
A little over a year ago, we set out to put a new spin on an old classic–make reliable food delivery available at the tap of a button. Back then, we started by offering food in the UberEATS app from 1,000 pioneering restaurant partners in four cities. And today, more than 40,000 restaurants globally–from poke shops to pasta spots–are sharing food with customers through UberEATS. With a growing restaurant community comes more choices and more complexity. So we’re cooking up features to continue to make UberEATS easy and reliable. Here is a taste–