UberEATS has officially made its way to India, kicking things off by starting operations in Mumbai from today onwards. The new app basically takes the Uber formula and applies it to delivery, ferrying food instead of people.
Uber’s partnered with over 200 restaurants in Mumbai including The Good Wife, Coffee by Di Bella, The Bombay Canteen, Nom Nom, and Le 15. The service is available across most of the city, specifically covering places like Andheri, Vile Parle, Powai, Bandra, Lower Parel, and Dadar.
You won’t need to maintain a minimum order value when ordering via UberEATS, but you will have to pay a flat Rs 15 delivery fee. This is a tad less than what competitors like Zomato and Swiggy charge.
Zomato may or may not impose a minimum order value and delivery fee, with the latter usually starting at around Rs 20. Swiggy doesn’t have a minimum order value requirement but asks for a maximum of Rs 30 as a delivery fee.
Uber is trying to drum up business for the new venture by including an ‘EATNOW50’ promo code worth up to Rs 250. Using it slashes Rs 50 from your first 5 orders up till June 30. To get started with the app, you’ll have to input your address and then browse through local restaurants or cuisines. Orders can be placed for immediate or scheduled delivery.
Once you’ve paid up via PayTM, you can track the progress of the order and view which Uber driver is doing the delivery. The firm claims that the average order will take 30 minutes to reach your doorstep from start to finish, but the app itself shows varying times extending up to 50 minutes.