While the current stay-at-home rules might not allow for the usual Mother’s Day lunch, the new socially distant reality has transformed how people connect with those they care about, leaving many looking for ways to feel closer to friends and loved ones. And if there’s one thing Uber Eats know to be true, food has a way of doing exactly that.
That’s why Uber Eats is making the process of sharing the love of food easier than ever – with a new feature in the Uber Eats app that allows customers to easily send treats and share the status of a delivery with a simple tracking link.
Whether customers are looking to surprise their mothers with cakes for Mother’s Day or brighten their day with their favourite meal, sending food to loved ones couldn’t be easier. With Uber Eats’ shareable, real-time tracking system, the person on the other side of the order can watch as their order arrives, and be ready to accept it upon delivery.
Nadeem Anjarwalla, the GM for Uber Eats Kenya, explains: “We’re using our platform to help ensure families can still celebrate the moments that matter. That could be sending your mom’s favourite chocolates or even a pizza to brighten someone’s day. You can cover both using the Uber Eats app and selecting their house as the delivery address.”
Uber Eats is making the process of sending, and receiving a special delivery possible anywhere Uber Eats is available. Eaters can continue to social distance and spread love across Nairobi – and beyond – with the tap of a button.
“We hope you’ll share your love of food with the special people in your life, wherever they may be,” concludes Anjarwalla.
This will be a phased rollout, not all Eaters will have access to the feature immediately.
Uber Eats allows people to search for and discover local restaurants, order a meal at the touch of a button, and have it delivered reliably and quickly. Since launching the Eats app over 3 years ago, the business has leveraged Uber’s technology and logistics expertise to serve over 6000 cities globally, all while keeping average delivery time under 30 minutes. In sub-Saharan Africa, Uber Eats is currently in over nine cities across South Africa (Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Pietermaritzburg, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, and Soweto) and in one city in Kenya (Nairobi). Restaurants looking to sign up to the Uber Eats marketplace, can sign up online.