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Designerex partners with Uber for on-demand delivery

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By Published On: October 11, 20230 Comments

Designerex is offering its rentable luxury threads near instantly with a new partnership with Uber Direct.

Designerex, the circular fashion platform providing peer-to-peer fashion renting is set to enable luxury fashion delivery to your doorstep in under two hours with Uber Direct.

The partnership between Designerex and Uber Direct will grant customers access to an online collection of luxury fashion from over 7,000 dress owners across Australia, providing a new option for sustainable shopping at rapid speed.

“This integration with Uber Direct is incredibly thrilling and propels our position in the market as the ultimate on-demand designer fashion renting platform, offering crucial support to consumers  precisely when they need it and further enhances our unique logistics solutions,” said Costa Koulis, Co-Founder of Designerex.

Ben Goodger, GM Uber Direct says, “we are thrilled to support this innovative use case, allowing customers to access high quality designer clothing in a sustainable and speedy way.”

This isn’t Uber’s first foray into the “fast” fashion delivery world. Last year, the company announced a partnership with Shippit and its partners to offer same day, on-demand delivery. Shippit told AFR their orders booked using same-day delivery increased 234 percent in 2022 and delivery accounted for 51 percent of Uber’s bookings, with 2023’s statistics expected to exceed those as more companies adopt the delivery method.

The partnership announcement does come with the disclaimer that two hour delivery is subject to available delivery locations, trading hours, scheduled pick up & drop off times and dates. Delivery may be delayed due to increased volumes, traffic, delays within the delivery network, delivery distances or other unforeseen circumstances.

To celebrate the partnership, Designerex is offering free delivery for any 2-hour booking until 24th October 2023.

Uber is taking on the circular fashion game, earlier this week the company announced its partnership with the Red Cross to collect unwanted clothing as a part of the Red Cross Clothing Drive, on Saturday the 21st of October. According to the ‘Cost of Giving’ report by Uber and the Australian Red Cross, the average Australian has around $952 worth of unused clothing in their wardrobes and 97 percent of us have clothes in our wardrobes that haven’t been worn for the last 12 months. The partnership will see Uber offering free package pick up and delivery to Red Cross Shops across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

About the Author: Rosalea Catterson

Rosalea is the Editor of Power Retail. With a keen interest in consumer behaviour and tech, she covers everything ecommerce and hosts the Power Retail Power Talks Podcast.

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