While much of the world stood still over the last year, the team at Uber has been reimagining how the world moves to help us return—not just to normal, but to a better normal.
The Uber team has been busy innovating and building new products to help users go where they want and get what they need, easier and faster than before.
Uber has unveiled ‘Uber Rent with Valet’, starting with the US market. You can start monitoring how it works there pending when Uber releases the produce in the African region.
In US now you can easily book a rental car from Avis, Budget, Hertz and dozens of other providers, right in your Uber app.
Uber is promising to bring its magic to the rental car experience with the new Valet option.
With Valet, your rental car will be brought to your doorstep so you can hit the road sooner. And when you’re done, a driver will meet you to take the car back. No rental car counters, no lines, no schlepping.
Uber Rent with Valet is launching in Washington, D.C., in May and expanding nationwide this year.
GO get vaccinated with Uber and Walgreens:
Uber has keyed into experts’ advice that the best thing you can do to stay healthy and help end the pandemic is get vaccinated.
We all understand if made easy to get to and from their appointments more people will get vaccinated. So Uber is partnering with Walgreens to make getting that shot as easy as booking a ride with Uber.
This already starting in US; with just the tap of a button, you can reserve a vaccine as well as your ride there, all through your Uber app.
This new partnership builds on Uber’s work to expand access to the vaccine. “We’ve committed 10 million free or discounted rides to help underserved and communities of color get to and from their appointments. And we’ve launched the Vaccine Access Fund alongside Walgreens, PayPal and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation to allow anyone to donate additional free rides to those in need. We’ve already raised more than $380,000 on top of initial contributions from the partner companies,” said Uber CPO Sundeep Jain.
GO travel with Reserve for UberX and Airports:
After a year of so much uncertainty, planning ahead means extra peace of mind. With Uber Reserve, you can tap a button and plan a ride up to 30 days in advance, request a favorite driver, and know you’re covered with on-time guarantee: if your ride hasn’t arrived as scheduled, Uber’ll credit Uber Cash to your account. How about that?
Uber’s intention here is to make the reservations experience even more affordable by expanding Reserve to UberX in hundreds of cities and towns; and in more cities like Paris and London, as well as 20+ of the busiest airports in the US this spring.
This means you’ll have added benefits such as flight tracking (so your driver is alerted about early arrivals and flight delays), up to 60 minutes of wait time once you land so you don’t need to rush, and curbside pickup so you can step off the plane knowing your ride is waiting.
GO and get more done by the hour:
Hourly lets you book your ride by the hour, providing you with a single driver for your entire journey and unlimited stops along the way. Perfect for running errands, doing a little shopping, and meeting a friend across town—all in one trip.
Today Hourly on Uber Black (and Premier) is available in more than a thousand US cities and towns. And Uber is pushing Hourly to UberX and to thousands of new cities across the US, Europe, Latin America, Australia and India.
Delivery is no longer a luxury but, for many consumers and businesses, a necessity. In 2020, Uber shifted gears to bring grocery, convenience, prescriptions, personal care, alcohol, and more local commerce into the Uber Eats app alongside restaurants.
Since last year, Uber’ve worked with more than one million merchants to help move more than 1.5 billion orders around the world. Now they’re helping to make delivery even easier.
GET it last minute with Pickup and Go:
Now, with Pickup and Go, you’ll see restaurants and merchants near your destination while you’re en route, so you can easily place an order for pickup. Whether it’s a bottle of champagne or your favorite Pizza, you can effortlessly order, pay and pick up—all while you’re on the way.