Starting today, merchants enrolled in the program can offer their local customers same-day delivery. The UberRUSH program will begin with a select number of Shopify merchants located in New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco.
“Today’s partnership with Uber is another way for us to improve the entire shipping process for our 175,000+ merchants,” said Brennan Loh, Head of Product Partnerships at Shopify.
“In New York City, one in eight orders on Shopify have been purchased by shoppers within 20 miles of a merchant, which is why we’re excited to work with Uber. Merchants can now offer an affordable, same-day delivery option for their local customers.”
Shopify merchants enrolled in the program will have the opportunity to provide their customers with the option of choosing UberRUSH as a delivery method upon checkout. The merchant will just have to pack the order, request an Uber pickup and a few minutes later, an UberRUSH courier will arrive to deliver the order to the customer. Both the customer and the merchant can easily track the exact location from pickup to drop off right from Shopify.
“Our goal with UberRUSH is to allow merchants the ability to access our on-demand delivery network in a way that works for them,” said Jason Droege, Head of UberEVERYTHING. “By partnering with a leading commerce platform like Shopify, we were able to easily integrate UberRUSH into the commerce experience without any additional hassle to merchants while giving them the ability to immediately grow their businesses.”
Interested Shopify merchants can sign up to be notified when UberRUSH will be available in their area.