Uber recently declared to announce the acquisition of an online grocery delivery startup called Cornershop. The agreement, for an unrevealed amount, will bolster the organization’s efforts to increase into an association outside its chief ride-hailing service.
Cornershop, established in 2015, is recently active in Canada, Mexico, Chile, and Peru, and it’s based in Santiago. In a declaration, the CEO of Uber Dara Khosrowshahi mentioned the corporation would search for to “scale their vision and look forward to working with them to bring grocery delivery to millions of consumers on the Uber platform.” That will denote ultimately releasing the service in the US, although the agreement is still subject matter to authoritarian approval.
He even mentioned, “Whether it’s getting a ride, ordering food from your favorite restaurant, or soon, getting groceries delivered, we want Uber to be the operating system for your everyday life.”
However, Uber is inflowing a packed field with big organizations, including Instacart, Amazon, and Postmates, jockeying for marketplace share with significant grocers such as Walmart and Kroger. And it’s not a definite moneymaker either. Currently, merely 3% of grocery sales in the United States take place online. Users say they sense cautious about shopping for groceries online for the fright of being overpriced or sensing late deliveries, as per the latest inspection.
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Oskar Hjertonsson, Founder & CEO of Cornershop, said, “In 2015 we started Cornershop with primarily the Latin American market in mind, and we couldn’t be more excited to work with Uber to help us take that mission much further.” “Uber is the perfect partner as we embark on our quest to bring our unique flavor of on-demand groceries from incredible retail partners to many more countries around the world,” he added further.
This won’t be the first attempt of Uber at growing its on-demand delivery service: the corporation primary released Uber Rush in 2014. Though, it never prolonged beyond San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City. Uber hurry was close down in 2018.
Now, Uber wishes to be an “operating system” for cities, & grocery delivery appears like a more palpable play. In the recent conference with The Verge, Khosrowshahi mentions the corporation will think of any business that suits in with that ethos.
He said, “I think we’re going to look at a lot of categories going forward, and some of them we will fulfill through our own internal services.” “But I do think that you should think about Uber as a marketplace,” he added further.
Uber’s mission is to generate opportunities through association. We began in 2010 to resolve a straightforward issue: how do you acquire access to a trip at the stroke of a button? Over 10 billion trips afterward, we’re developing products to get users faster to where they desire to be. By modifying how food, people, and things go via cities, Uber is a stage that opens up the globe to novel possibilities.
Cornershop was established by friends Daniel Undurraga, Oskar Hjertonsson, & Juan Pablo Cuevas in 2015. Based in Santiago, Chile, Cornershop is backed by JSV, Accel, Creandum, and ALLVP.