The company made an announcement today: their service, UberEATS, will be officially available now on the Eastside, hungry customers in Bellevue, Redmond, and Woodinville, among other cities east of Seattle across Lake Washington will be able to get food delivered at their doorstep or at their office.
There will be over 50 Eastside restaurants available, including Freshii, Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya, Lunchbox Laboratory, Monsoon, Racha Thai, and many more. Customers order using UberEats’s dedicated app and their food is delivered in less than an hour on average. No delivery fee will be charged this summer.
Uber is very active and has launched its restaurant delivery app in the area last March. They have served more than 25,000 people for the moment and are well on their way to serve a lot more as the service grows in popularity.
Uber used to offer lunch delivery in Seattle via UberEATS last october. Drivers would bring to their customers pre-cooked meals and deliver them to clients who ordered them using the existing Uber transportation app.
UberEats has been reviewed and tested by a prominent online blog recently and it seems to be a good experience even though it’s a bit expensive when you include the delivery fee.
UberEats, which is available in more than 20 cities in the world, is Uber’s venture trying to use the logistical framework built over the years for their taxi service and benefiting from the huge number of drivers already present in the city.
Uber, worth $68 billion, is going head to head with its competition using the power of technology to help its clients get food, groceries, and any other products delivered to their customers quickly and efficiently.
Food delivery companies in Seattle are plenty: DoorDash, Peach, Lish, Munchery, Square-owned Caviar, Postmates, Bitesquad, Seamless, Gobble, GrubHub, Farmigo, Eat 24 (owned by Yelp), and many other similar businesses.
E-Commerce giants like Amazon — with AmazonFresh, competing with Instacart — are getting involved too.
Amazon also launched Daily Dish, a food delivery service targeting the workplace that is supposed to compete with Peach, a local startup.
The stakes are huge and there is competition, some of them experience failure. Food delivery companies backed by millions of dollars of venture capital such as SpoonRocket or Ola stopped their operations, and others just cannot raise more money.
But similar companies such as Postmates — now worth $450 million — is having a hard time to lower prices and is not telling the whole truth to their customers about this situation.