Uber for Business is bringing its Eats service to more markets around the world. The launch begins today in Brazil, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom but will launch in over 20 countries in total this year. Uber for Business decided to expand its Eats service after getting messages from companies looking to support employees that are being forced to work from home. The move will help restaurants partnered with Uber Eats as they’ll get more custom.
According to Uber, several new features are coming to the platform alongside today’s announcement. One of these includes employees having the ability to use their individual corporate cards to manage their orders through a business profile on the Uber Eats app or on the website. Some other new added features include:
“Leave at door” delivery: To help protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community, Uber encourages the use of no-contact delivery.
Supporting delivery people: Uber is working to provide delivery people with sanitizing supplies, and is supporting drivers and delivery people with financial assistance in the event of COVID-19 diagnosis or being individually quarantined.
Food safety: Uber is regularly sharing safety best practices from public health authorities with restaurant partners and delivery people. Restaurants are encouraged to ensure that all food is sealed in tamper-evident packaging.
Uber didn’t state which other countries are set to receive the new service but it should make an announcement at a later date before launching in those countries.