From New York pizza to Miami empanadas: Uber Eats offers nationwide delivery
STATEN ISLAND, NY — Craving authentic Cuban cuisine from the heart of Miami? Or maybe you prefer the SoCal tacos of Los Angeles? Now you can have these foods delivered right to your doorstep with just a few clicks.
On Tuesday, Uber Eats launched its new domestic shipping feature, which allows users to order food from merchants in select cities to anywhere in the United States except Alaska and Hawaii.
“Ever come home from vacation and still crave that pizza you tasted late at night in New York? We’ve been there. Ever wanted to surprise a friend with hometown bagels from across the country? We’re food people at Uber Eats, and we’ve been there too,” said a press release from Uber.
The program currently offers food from select merchants in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, with Uber planning to expand its offerings to other merchants and markets in the near future, although an official timeline has yet to be announced. announcement.
“Over the past few years (particularly during a two-year shutdown with less travel), consumers have shared their desire to bring specialty food products directly to their homes,” the company said. “But it’s not just something that consumers have been asking for. We have heard loud and clear the desire of merchants to diversify their offers and reach new consumers.
The new feature is made possible through a partnership with FedEx, which will deliver the food within approximately five to seven days, with no additional shipping charges.
To place an order, customers can visit the Uber Eats app and click on the “Domestic Shipping” tile.
From there, it’s like placing any other Uber Eats order.
Choose the restaurant of your choice, add the desired items to your basket, then confirm your order at checkout. You will then receive an email from FedEx with a link to track your order.
“Whether you want to send Dad BBQ for an upcoming Father’s Day gift or want to celebrate a date with your favorite meal from The Big Apple, it’s never been easier for Uber consumers. Eats only with domestic shipping,” Uber said.
OTHER NEW FEATURES
The arrival of nationwide delivery comes just weeks after Uber announced a host of new features to help customers get where they’re going and place convenient food orders.
The company announced the launch of Uber Travel, which will allow users to book rides for every leg of their vacation itinerary in one convenient place by linking their Uber account to their Gmail account.
Customers who use the new Uber Travel feature, now available in the US, will receive 10% back in Uber Cash on every trip booked.
This summer, the company will launch Uber Charter, which will allow customers to book party buses, coaches and vans through the app, with upfront prices available for all rides.
Uber also unveiled a new Vouchers for Events feature, which allows customers to create unique promotional codes that can be distributed to event attendees to cover their trips.
Uber Comfort Electric, a premium version of the Uber Green feature, will allow customers to request premium electric vehicles, like Teslas and Polestars, so they can ride in comfort knowing they’re helping fight climate change.
Comfort Electric features are currently available in Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego, with plans to expand to other US cities in the coming months.
In the world of Uber Eats, the company has announced a new voice command feature, which will allow users to quickly order their favorite meal using only voice commands.
The new feature will launch in English this summer, and the company plans to expand to include other languages in the future.
Uber Eats at Stadiums allows event attendees to place orders at their favorite food stalls through the Uber Eats app, then skip the line to pick up their meal once it’s ready.
The feature is already available at various ballparks across the country, including Yankee Stadium.