Uber Partners with Nature's Basket in Mumbai and Pune
Uber today announced a partnership with Nature’s Basket, a leading online supermarket and grocery chain, to provide residents in Mumbai and Pune access to essential supplies at their doorsteps, amidst the ongoing lockdown.
During the extended lockdown combined with restrictions in Mumbai and Pune, this partnership will also support the government’s objective of limiting movement in these cities and ensuring citizens remain indoors to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Prabhjeet Singh, Director-Operations and Head of Cities, Uber India & South Asia, said, “We are pleased to extend our last mile delivery service to Nature’s Basket so they can meet essential needs of their customers. We will continue to offer our technology and network to support authorities and citizens in containing the spread of Covid-19 and in their attempts to return to a new normal. We also step up our efforts for creating earning opportunities for driver partners by not charging any commissions, enabling drivers associated with our last mile delivery service to keep 100 percent of billed amounts.’’
Commenting on the partnership, Spencer’s Retail and Nature’s Basket MD, Devendra Chawla, said, "To enable more deliveries in a day to our consumers via our e-commerce and phone delivery orders, we have tied up with Uber as more number of deliveries can be done in a larger vehicle as compared to one person on one bike. Solving the last mile deliveries is the need of the hour.”
This partnership will provide customers access to Nature’s Basket stores located in Bandra, Chembur, Lokhandwala and Prabhadevi in Mumbai, and in Aundh in Pune.
In line with government guidelines to contain the spread of COVID-19, all driver partners associated with this service are being provided masks, gloves, sanitisers and safety training to ensure the highest possible safety and hygiene standards.
Uber introduced its new last mile delivery service last month in response to the nationwide lockdown to keep vital supply chains running and to provide citizens with access to everyday essentials. Uber has been sharing its technology and vast network of delivery partners to support several online and offline retailers meet the needs of citizens as they continue to observe lockdown regulations.