Uber announced on Friday (20) that it will implement a series of measures in Uber Eats to benefit small and medium businesses, in addition to independent restaurants registered on the platform delivery of food. In the midst of a health crisis caused by the new coronavirus, the company will not charge delivery fees for orders placed in small and medium establishments, and will also exempt restaurants from the fees charged for the withdrawal of products, when the user chooses to take the order at store.
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Uber Eats stops charging delivery fees for small and medium-sized restaurants during the Covid-19 outbreak Photo: Divulgao / Uber
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The decision is expected to benefit around 30,000 establishments across Latin America, as the Covid-19 pandemic has caused, among other things, decreased sales and cash flow in the food and beverage sector. With the measure, which also includes marketing strategies to improve the visibility of small and medium-sized restaurants, Uber Eats expects an increase in the amount of sales.
During the Covid-19 outbreak, Uber stated that sanitary measures are being taken to ensure the health and safety of delivery partners and users. On Thursday (19), the company suspended the Uber Juntos race mode, which promoted shared trips between strangers.
In addition, Uber Eats has also embarked on the solution of "contactless" deliveries, which can be requested by the app, in which there is no direct interaction between the delivery person and the service user. delivery. Rivals Rappi and iFood also adopted similar measures earlier this week.
According to Uber, the company also offered guidance to restaurants on delivery packaging, betting on tamper-proof seals, in order to control the spread of the new coronavirus. The mobility app also claims to provide financial support to drivers and delivery partners to purchase hygiene items, such as alcohol gel.
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