Woolworths is upping its online grocery service by partnering with UberEats, promising express one-hour deliveries for customers in Melbourne and Sydney.
UberEats and Woolworths are joining together for an on-demand grocery offering in Australia. For those that those hungry for online groceries within the UberEats app, Woolworths is promising a one-hour delivery window, thanks to Woolworths Metro.
The service, which is expected to roll out from August 30 across select Melbourne and Sydney stores – Hawthorn, Balaclava and Hadfield in Melbourne, Bondi, Maroubra Beach, Padstow, Park Sydney (Erskineville), Pyrmont, Randwick, Redfern, Rose Bay and Rozelle in Sydney. The service will offer fresh fruit, vegetables, household staples and supermarket essentials for shoppers stuck in lockdown.
“At Woolworths, we’re always looking to make it easier for our customers to shop in ways that work for them,” explained Justin Nolan, the GM of Woolworths Metro. “This partnership will give our customers a fast, reliable and effortless way to get groceries delivered to their door within an hour. It will be an ideal option for those smaller top-up or last-minute shopping needs, and complement our existing e-commerce offer.”
Nolan further explained that this service helps meet the needs of customers who are seeking to limit their outdoor gatherings as the pandemic continues.
Online groceries have skyrocketed in popularity in the last few months, due to ongoing restrictions across Sydney and Melbourne. Unsurprisingly, this demand is expected to grow as online delivery speed progresses. “By linking up with Woolworths, Uber Eats is well-positioned to usher in a new era of ease for Australian households – strengthening our platform’s appeal as the place to head to go anywhere or get anything,” shared Lucas Groeneveld, the Regional General Manager Retail of Uber Eats ANZ.
If that wasn’t enough, Woolworths and UberEat are taking the partnership to the next level. The two companies will extend the partnership by offering more delivery options for customers that order online with the Woolworths e-commerce platform.
This plan aims to provide last-mile solutions to existing Woolworths online retail operations that are commencing in Brisbane and Toowoomba. From there, the company will roll out to further locations to help the supermarket reach further demand.
In 2019, Uber Eats announced a partnership with Woolies’ rival, Coles. However, this partnership has since ceased.
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