Coles has expanded its partnered with Uber Eats make it the furthest reaching on-demand grocery delivery service on the Uber Eats app.
Melbourne is the first to see around 40 Coles locations available on the Uber Eats app, with plans for that number to exceed 500 Coles stores around the country in the coming months. The partnership will see Coles reaching the largest network of Uber Eats customers compared to any other Australian grocery retailer on the app.
Coles General Manager of Digital Operations & Ventures, Claire Pallot, said, it’s a delight to be able to provide an affordable option for getting fresh produce and groceries to Australians straight to their doorsteps.
“Customers can continue to enjoy great value and quality produce they find at Coles, but with the convenience of on-demand delivery through Uber Eats,” she said.
Each delivery placed with Coles through Uber Eats will be packed and delivered by a delivery person using the Uber Eats platform. To ensure customers can get their grocery needs met quickly and easily, ‘Pack and Deliver’ will allow delivery people to communicate with customers directly in-app so that any out-of-stock items are replaced by an item of their choice.
Lucas Groeneveld, Uber Eats Regional General Manager of Retail, ANZ, said the extended partnership with Coles will bring an incredible selection of fresh produce and everyday grocery items to even more Aussie customers.
“Uber Eats’ goal is to meet customers’ growing desire to get (almost) anything they need delivered on-demand, and this expansion will supercharge the wide variety of groceries available on the app.”
In the coming months, Uber will also support Coles and Liquorland with last-mile delivery. Upon checkout, customers can choose to have their online purchases delivered within two hours by Uber.