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Uber launches new store pick-up service in Bengaluru, Delhi-NCR, 7 other cities

Jaya Vishwakarma
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US-based ride hailing giant Uber has launched hyperlocal deliveries from neighbourhood grocery and departmental stores.

With this, Uber enters India's growing quick-delivery segment, which is dominated by VC funded startups like Zepto, Swiggy Instamart, and Zomato-owned Blinkit.

According to an Economic Times report, the company launched the service in nine Indian cities, including Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region), Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chennai, Lucknow, Kolkata, Guwahati, and Ludhiana, via two-wheelers.

The report said that, for now, Uber will offer delivery of items while customers make payments directly to the stores.


However, it also plans to collect payments from customers on behalf of store owners in the future.

While the company has not made any official statements about the service launch, It has added a "store pickup" option to the list of services it offers on its app.

It's worth mentioning that Uber has already been providing package pick-up and drop services in various cities in India via two-wheelers.

Uber posted a surprise net loss of $654 million for the first quarter, mainly due to legal settlements. Analysts were expecting a profit of $474 million, as per The Wall Street Journal.