Woolworths Partners With Uber Eats to Trial One-Hour Delivery in Maroubra Beach

Woolworths has launched a new initiative with Uber Eats to facilitate a one-hour delivery service in Maroubra Beach and 11 other Sydney and Melbourne sites.

Beginning Monday, 30 Aug 2021, customers may shop for 1,200 products from Woolworths Metro using their Uber Eats app. After the grocery staff has packed the purchases, the items will be delivered by Uber Eats drivers straight to the designated address from the app. 

Justin Nolan, the general manager of Woolworths Metro, said that the initiative should satisfy their online customers’ last-minute shopping needs, especially for those looking for speed and reliability of service. Mr Nolan also said that it will also comply with their customers’ need to limit their time outside because of the risk of virus transmission. 

Woolworths Metro products on the Uber Eats app include the most basic grocery staples, as well as a good selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, and ready-to-eat meals. The process and payments work the same way as when people order from restaurants through Uber Eats. 

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App users from Maroubra Beach, Bondi, Padstow, Park Sydney (Erskineville), Pyrmont, Randwick, Redfern, Rose Bay, and Rozelle in Sydney should be able to see the feature when it rolls out next week. The service will also be ready in Balaclava, Hadfield, and Hawthorn in Melbourne.

Woolworths has plans to introduce the service in the rest of its Metro outlets across Australia in 2022. It comes as the supermarket giant has an existing and broader partnership with Uber for larger online supermarket deliveries.  

Meanwhile, Uber Eats ANZ regional manager Lucas Groeneveld said that their delivery service has increased in demand amidst the Sydney lockdowns, which has been extended until the end of September. Mr Groeneveld said that adding Woolworths Metro strengthens their platforms’ appeal for Australian households because because they may now be able to get anything from the app.