Uber Eats pilots ‘techaway’ deliveries with Currys
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Technology retailer Currys Pc World has teamed up with delivery service Uber Eats to offer Londoners the ability to get emergency chargers, printer cartridges and other items in just 30 minutes with its new “techaway” delivery service.
The three-month trial version starts on November 15th and promises the fastest service in the electronics trade if orders for one of 1,800 items are placed on the Currys website or app within two hours of the store closing.
From here they plan to have Uber ready to remove it with its network of couriers who are deployed to deliver items ordered straight to your door for a £ 5 delivery fee.
Eve Henrickson, Uber’s Regional General Manager Delivery EMEA, said, “Our new partnership with Currys will bring electronics to doorsteps across London quickly. Whether you are looking for an emergency charger or a new laptop for an important meeting, our new partnership has everything you need. “
Mark Allsop, Chief Operating Officer at Currys, advocates the store-to-door concept, adding: “The world has shifted to a hybrid way of working and more and more customers are demanding more convenience and faster delivery to the Technology to come. ”
Developed to meet the growing priority consumers place on speed and convenience, the merger represents Uber’s largest retail partnership to date, moving Currys into the future with this “Techaway” pilot.
Currys has invested heavily in online and delivery services, introducing a ShopLive 24/7 video shopping service and a one-hour order and collect service to bring customers through its doors as part of a merger of its retail brands.