Many companies are introducing special measures to help people combat the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the nationwide lockdown. Recently, Uber launched its UberMedic Service to help healthcare officials and now, the company has tied up with Flipkart to deliver everyday essentials in select cities of India.
Online vendors like Flipkart Grocery, Big Basket, Grofers, etc, are facing a shortage of manpower to delivery everyday essentials and this partnership will help ease the load, at least to an extent. Uber will deploy its wide network of drivers for last-mile delivery of everyday essentials and the company will not be charging any commission for the same.
Uber says that all the earnings through deliveries will be directly given to the drivers and safety measures of the drivers associated with this service are taken care of. Drivers are being provided with masks, sanitizers, gloves, and specialized safety training adhering to the Government of India’s guidelines.
Uber’s partnership with Flipkart comes after the announcement of a tie-up with Big Basket and Spencer’s Retail recently. As of now, Uber has tied up with Flipkart to deliver everyday essentials in Bangalore, Delhi, and Mumbai and hopefully the service will be extended in other cities as well.