Uber will now deliver food across India
Not content with simply being a ride-hailing service, Uber has now launched UberEATS in the country. Uber will be taking the likes of Zomato and Swiggy head on, as it steps in to the murky waters of food delivery. The service is now available on iOS and Android and lets you order food from various partner restaurants in Mumbai, with a roll out planned for other cities soon.

Anyone with a Two-Wheeler can sign up as a delivery partner

What’s unique about UberEATS is that it allows anyone with a two-wheeler to become a delivery partner, which opens employment opportunities to a large amount of people. There will also be no minimum order amount and the service will levy a INR 15 delivery charge on all orders.

Per a blog post by Uber “UberEATS is powered by the same technology that makes its transport mobile app efficient and cost-effective, getting great food delivered to you is now as easy as requesting a ride. UberEATS will give consumers, restaurant partners, and delivery partners more options across India. Restaurants can tap into the Uber delivery network to expand their businesses and reach a new network of potential customers. And delivery partners now have access to even more flexible earning opportunities.”

More income for restaurants
Like Zomato and Swiggy, partner restaurants only handle the responsibility of preparing the meal for delivery, all other logistics will be handled by the service. Customers can also select a drop-off point anywhere they want or schedule a delivery later. Initial partners for the service in Mumbai include The Bohri Kitchen, Nom Nom, The Bombay Canteen, The Good Wife, Fresh Menu, Le 15 and global franchises like Chilli’s. You can also pay for the order using Paytm.

The service launched in the US last year
UberEATS launched in March of last year in the US covering Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Toronto at launch. Its arrival in India was disclosed via an official blog post in January detailing the launch.