Everything you need to know about the new food delivery service around town
The company behind the taxi service Uber have just launched their new on-demand food delivery service in Glasgow.
How it works?
Similar to their taxi service, everything is done through the touch of a button via the downloadable UberEats app or on their website.
Customers are able to place their food order and track the process of their delivery. They can even customise their orders – more sauce, peanut allergy? Not a problem, just let them know via the app.
“Get the food you want from Glasgow UK restaurants you love, delivered at Uber speed”
UberEats claim the average order takes 30 minutes from start to finish and you can order from 11am to 11pm, 7 days a week.
The delivery area is within what UberEats call the “launch zone”. However they plan to expand this and ultimately have an UberEats across 40 towns and cities in the UK by the end of the year.
UberEats are currently working with over 100 Glasgow restaurants including Bar Soba, Barburrito and Preps Kitchen. Even Vodka Wodka and Moo Boo have signed on, making a fantastic selection for food lovers and drink lovers alike.
All at the tap off a button ready to be delivered to your door, office or even at the park.
Who is their competition?
The food delivery service is fiercely competitive and on the rise, and UberEats will be competing with the likes of Deliveroo and Just Eat for a slice of the pie.
The rise in services like this is due to restaurants wanting to venture into new areas of the market. They were previously losing out to take away restaurants and services like Just Eat, claiming that people just didn’t want the effort of going out to eat anymore.
Where the restaurants do stand apart from takeaways is clearly the quality of the food. Takeaway deliveries like Just Eat, can be restricted in terms of range of foods normally supplying endless chinese food and pizzas.
It was this exact gap in the market that new competitors like UberEats and Deliveroo are battling to fill. Supplying premium end food from restaurants directly to the customers door. Saving the hassle of going out for dinner and giving a much better food experience.
What is the social impact?
85% of food delivery is now dominated by scooters and bicycles. This can only be a good thing for traffic and congestion within the city, and the reason why Deliveroo was so heavily praised when they came on the scene back in 2015.
The food delivery service normally operates outside of the workplace hours so traffic buildup at rush hour is also not an issue.
So not only is food delivery services such as Deliveroo and Uber reducing the carbon footprint, Uber have also been asked to provide information helping tackle the issues of congestion in the city. This is due to Uber’s ability to collect and store a vast amount of information on this topic.
This entrance of new competitors shows the demand for new approaches to food delivery in the UK with customers always expecting bigger, better and faster.
And what’s next for Uber?
Flying taxis of course, which they plan to launch in 2020! We will be sure to keep you updated on that one.