Uber (NYSE: UBER) and BP (NYSE: BP) announced a global delivery partnership as a means to boost delivery services. The partnership will expand current local arrangements in Australia, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. Additionally, the companies are set to launch in other European markets starting in 2023.
BP is the first major convenience retailer to partner with Uber on such a big scale. Ultimately the deal is set to connect over 3000 retail locations with Uber eats by 2025.
“We’re thrilled to team up with Uber Eats globally giving us the opportunity to reach many more consumers online in addition to those who currently visit our retail sites,” said Emma Delaney, executive vice president customers, and products for BP. “We’ve seen how the pandemic has accelerated customer demand for delivered convenience and this partnership will allow us to scale up quickly on the Uber platform. And for the first time, we will be able to offer delivery options to existing customers on our own BPme app by the end of 2023.”
The companies will offer a variety of convenience products, such as fresh and prepared foods from specific retail locations. BP is set to make the offer available to its network of independently owned retail locations in the U.S.
Both companies strive to implement delivery options on the BPme app supported by Uber Direct. Amid the novelty, BP will be able to directly connect its customers to delivery riders, with Uber Eats as the trusted fulfillment partner.
“With more than 20,500 locations around the world, BP’s reach is enormous—making them critical partners as we pursue our ambitions of helping consumers across the world get what they need to be delivered to their doorsteps,” said Pierre Dimitri Gore-Coty, Uber’s senior vice president of global delivery.