Costco Launches Same-Day Delivery Pilot With Uber
Uber and Costco have teamed up to launch a pilot delivery program across the state of Texas, enabling Costco members to have their groceries delivered via Uber and Uber Eats.
“Our mission statement at Costco is to take care of our members. By finding solutions to deliver merchandise quickly and efficiently, we continue to offer our members value, convenience and member service,” said Ron Vachris, Costco Executive Vice President, Merchandising.
As part of the pilot, members in Dallas, Austin and Houston can order through the Uber and Uber Eats mobile app for a fee from 25 Costco locations so long as the order is valued at $35 or more. Delivery is free for Uber Pass and Eats Pass holders, however.
The partnership marks Uber’s first pilot with a food wholesaler in the United States.
“One thing we know to be true is that people across the United States are looking for convenient and affordable ways to stock their pantries without leaving home-especially for last-minute must-have items,” said Raj Beri, Uber’s Head of Grocery Delivery. “Today’s announcement with Costco is an important step towards marrying the magic of wholesale retail with on-demand delivery in the palm of your hand, and I’m thrilled that Texans are getting a first look at what’s to come.”
The two companies plan to enable ordering from an additional seven locations over the coming weeks.
The news follows Uber’s first national grocery partnership in the U.S., with Albertson’s Co., which more than doubled the availability of Uber’s grocery offering with the addition of over 400 cities and towns, including San Francisco and Phoenix.
Originally published at https://retailbum.com on July 23, 2021.