- Uber Eats for Business will launch this year in 20 more countries in response to the rise in demand as remote work grows during the coronavirus pandemic;
- The first countries to receive the initiative are Brazil, Canada, France, and the UK.
Uber announced this Wednesday, 8, that is expanding the corporate version of its on-demand Uber Eats app to 20 more countries in 2020, starting with Brazil, Canada, France, and the UK. The new initiative comes as a response to the rise in demand as remote work grows during the coronavirus pandemic.
We’ve made this move to respond to a surge of interest from companies looking to support employees who are working from home or who have limited food options on the road or in the field,” Ronnie Gurion, global head of Uber for Business said in a company press release. “In addition to supporting employee productivity and social distancing, this expansion is seeking to help broaden the delivery marketplace for restaurants partnered with Uber Eats and ensure that they have access to higher volume, repeat orders.”
Active Uber for Business customers using Eats rose 28% between February and March, according to the company. The ride-hailing giant has also released new features for Uber Eats, including the ability for employees to use their individual corporate cards and manage their orders through a business profile on the Uber Eats app or website.