Uber is launching an on-demand grocery delivery service in Latin America and Canada, announced the company on Tuesday.
This is Uber’s first major move into the competitive world of online grocery shopping since acquiring Cornershop, a leading online grocery provider in Chile, Mexico, Peru, Canada, Brazil and Colombia.
Grocery deliverhy will be available on Uber’s main app and its Uber Eats app. Customers will be able to see food delivery available from local grocery stores and will also be able to receive their orders “in as little as one to two hours,” said Uber Eats head of product Daniel Danker.
The service will be available starting today in 19 cities across Latin America and Canada. It will be available in the US later this month, said Danker.
Once it launches, it will be included in Uber’s subscription services, Rider Pass and Eats Pass, in which customers can get free delivery on orders over $30.