Uber Eats starts offering, on Wednesday (1), delivery of items from pharmacy and pet shop through the service application for Android and iPhone (iOS). The novelty arrives first for users in São Paulo, and will be available in other states starting next week.
The Uber delivery app offers pharmacy orders from the Pague Menos chain and Cobasi pet shop items. Starting next Monday (6th), it will also be possible to order products from around 30 Shell Select convenience stores, a number that is expected to reach almost 100 the following week.
According to Fabio Plein, general director of Uber Eats in Brazil, the company sought partners that could offer the products in a structured way in a comprehensive way, to soon make the advantages available in all regions of Brazil. “Technology is our great differentiator, so it is important to provide the most simple and efficient experience possible in our app”, he added.
The novelty arrives at Uber Eats amid the pandemic of the new coronavirus, and can be useful for users to make purchases from pharmacy, pet shop and convenience stores without leaving home. Among other measures taken by the company during the crisis are the removal of the delivery fee for small and medium-sized restaurants and the possibility of delivery without physical contact.
Other delivery apps have taken steps to help users while fighting Covid-19. Rappi also offers 24-hour pharmacy delivery and delivery without physical contact. IFood, which has partnered with Nubank to help digital bank customers, also allows you to receive products without contacting the delivery person.