A big selling point of ordering food to the doorstep in China is price, which, in the early years, could be much cheaper than eating in-house. That’s arguably indulged a demographic of lazy, indoorsy eaters, but that may not last for much longer. Over the past few months, users in China have noticed incremental price […]View More Food delivered to the doorstep is not so cheap in China anymore
Swiggy, the Indian food delivery service, has made its much anticipated moved into general deliveries today after it announced its new ‘stores’ product. The move has been speculated since as early as 2017, but recent developments have taken the company closer towards the expansion. Last September, Swiggy picked up delivery service SuprDaily in an acquisition […]View More India’s Swiggy goes beyond food to offer product delivery from local stores
Greycroft Partners and FJ Labs have led the round, with participation from Hyde Park Angels and Fika Ventures.View More Asian food delivery startup Chowbus raises $4M
The worst part about buying a cup of coffee every morning is waiting in line with dozens of other cranky commuters itching for a fix of caffeine. Lucky for you, Starbucks and Uber have a solution.
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Starbucks on Monday announced an expansion of its delivery service in partnership with Uber Eats, which is now headed to six other major U.S. cities, starting with San Francisco this week. It will then roll out to Boston, Chicago, L.A., New York and Washington D.C., and is on track to reach one-quarter of U.S. company-operated […]View More Starbucks expands its delivery service to 6 more U.S. cities, starting with San Francisco
Where there is discovery in an app, there is paid discovery. Google helped you choose between links, then sold ads that promote a few. Facebook helped you choose between pieces of content, then sold ads that promote a few. And eventually, as Uber helps you choose between restaurants, it will sell ads that promote a […]View More How Uber will become an ad company, starting with Eats Pool
Uber Eats has effectively invented its own native ad unit. Uber confirmed to TechCrunch that a test quietly running in markets around India allows restaurants to bundle several food items together and sell them at a discounted price in exchange for promoted placement by Uber Eats in a featured section of local “Specials”. In some […]View More Uber Eats test lets restaurants trade discounts for ranking boost
Tiger Global has returned to backing early-stage Indian startups after it wrote a $3 million check for CheckMate, a U.S.-Indian startup the helps restaurant deals with the pain of multiple food ordering platforms. The deal is a Series A and it represents the first time that CheckMate has raised outside funding for its business. It […]View More Tiger Global returns with a $3M investment to help restaurants deal with delivery apps
Uber Eats is expanding to enterprise customers with the launch of Uber Eats for Business. The new service allows companies to manage their employees’ food orders and positions Uber Eats to compete more directly against rivals that already offer corporate accounts, including Deliveroo, GrubHub, and Foodpanda (in some markets). Uber Eats for Business is integrated […]View More Uber Eats launches its new platform for corporate accounts
You’ve just flown in for a conference. It’s late. You order a car to the hotel and realize you haven’t had dinner yet. The hunt for something to eat is on.
More and more business travelers are firing up the UberEats app and ordering food delivery. And as of Thursday, instead of tracking the order and submitting a receipt to get reimbursed for the meal, UberEats has its own business platform, just like Uber for Business for rides. The new product is called — wait for it — UberEats for Business.
It’s the first time two businesses within Uber have come together to form a new product. But it makes sense, with UberEats’ exponential growth in its three years of existence. It’s already in 350 cities and a large portion of its orders are already business expenses. Uber said, based on Concur expenses, UberEats orders for corporate meals has gone up a whopping 700 percent since 2017. Read more…View More You can now order from UberEats and expense it to your company in the app
Groups of UberEats couriers are continuing to strike over pay and calling for a minimum £5 per delivery fee. Several strikes have been reported in London over the past few days, as well as other UK cities including Glasgow, Cardiff and Plymouth. Late last week Uber revealed a new pay structure which shrinks the per […]View More UberEats UK couriers striking over pay changes
Venture capitalists are still hungry for food delivery startups. Foodsby, the provider of a lunch delivery service based out of Minneapolis, has raised a $13.5 million Series B led by Piper Jaffray Merchant Banking. Greycroft Partners, Corazon Capital and Rally Ventures also participated. With the new capital, Foodsby plans to expand to 15 to 25 […]View More Another food delivery startup, Foodsby, rakes in venture capital funding