Shopify and Uber Team Up to Help Small-Businesses Grow with On-Demand Delivery
Last Wednesday, we launched the UberRUSH business platform, bringing thousands of small businesses in NYC the opportunity to plug into on-demand delivery. That same day, KITH, a popular menswear retailer and Shopify merchant, sold a select number of limited edition sneaker exclusively via UberRUSH. They sold out within minutes.
Following our launch, we teamed up with our platform partner Shopify, a leading commerce platform for small and medium sized businesses, to host a roundtable discussion on the common pain-points retailers face around delivery. Guests included current UberRUSH merchants KITH, Sam and Lex, and other top sellers in the Shopify community.
Jason Normore, Shopify Director of Engineering, discussed the ways in which Shopify aims to improve the shipping process for their community of 175,000+ merchants.
In NYC, 1 in 8 orders Shopify orders are purchased by shoppers within 20 miles of a merchant, making UberRUSH an convenient and affordable same-day delivery option for many local customers across the city.
“With UberRush, customers unable to make the trip into our store will now have the opportunity to have that product in their hands, almost immediately,”
– Ronnie Fieg, Owner of KITH
Whether they’re delivering fashion, art or beauty–when businesses save customers the trip, everyone wins.
Whether you’re a freshman or a senior headed back to campus this fall, one thing is certain—you’ll need to eat. And there is nothing worse than being limited to questionable cafeteria food or taking a chance on expired leftovers in the back of the fridge. The best news? UberEATS is expanding to 30+ major college campuses by the end of the year, from Penn State to LSU to Boise State. Since we want you to focus on what you love about college and not worry about your next meal, we’re predicting the 5 times you’ll need to order UberEATS this semester.
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.