App-based Cab aggregator, Uber has introduced cash on delivery payment option for its food delivery service UberEATS in Mumbai. The company has developed this feature for India first and soon this option will be integrated to the other 29 countries.
The integration allows Uber riders to get a bite as easily as they get a ride, using the same account for the two apps. Additionally, for restaurants and delivery partners, cash expands access to UberEATS, allowing Mumbai’s food-makers to grow their businesses and reach more of their customers. The company also plans to integrate Unified Payment Interface (UPI) as the collection method for delivery partners to deposit the cash they collect.
Commenting on the development, Bhavik Rathod, Head, UberEATS India said, “We are constantly innovating to grow the business and serve more people. With the introduction of cash payments on UberEATS in Mumbai, we’re excited that India is once again the first country in the world where we are today launching this new global feature. An additional payment method not only gives consumers more flexibility, it also helps our restaurant partners expand their reach while enabling many more food lovers in the city experience the magic of ‘food and technology’ through the UberEATS app.”
UberEATS was rolled out as a delivery pilot in Los Angeles in 2014. The app is now available in 29 countries and in 78 cities around the world.
The company started as pilot run in Mumbai, India by partnering 200 pioneering restaurants. Today, UberEATS has over 950 restaurant partners in Mumbai. The app is available for users in Bengaluru and New Delhi as well. While North Indian food is the most popular among people, Chinese food comes second.