Rite Aid on Friday (Sept. 24) broadened its partnership with Uber Technologies, Inc., and is now offering delivery of healthcare items, groceries and Rite Aid products through the Uber Eats platform from 2,185 Rite Aid locations across the U.S. in 17 states.
Users can access a full catalog of healthcare and grocery products from their local Rite Aid store from the Uber Eats app, according to a Friday (Sept. 24) press release. Uber Pass and Eats Pass customers get free delivery and 5% off all orders more than $15.
“Consumer shopping preferences are changing, so we are continuing to evolve our retail business to ensure customers are able to conveniently get what they need to keep their family happy and healthy — whether they visit us in-store or buy online,” said Jim Peters, chief operating officer of Rite Aid, in the joint announcement.
“By adding Uber as a delivery option, we are doubling down on an omnichannel approach that complements the busy lives of our customers,” he said. “Ensuring convenient access to whole health essentials enables us to live our purpose of helping people achieve whole health for life.”
In addition to ride sharing and its newest partnership with Rite Aid, Uber also delivers restaurant food, groceries, convenience items, alcohol and other products, and offers users the ability to have orders from multiple stores and locations delivered simultaneously.
“Convenience is a key component of Uber’s delivery strategy, allowing us to create a seamless delivery experience by ensuring we have the essential stores and products customers need,” said Raj Beri, Uber’s global head of grocery and new verticals, in the joint announcement.
“With our partners at Rite Aid, we’re thrilled to make shopping for everything from cold medication to cosmetics more ‘convenient’ than ever,” he said.
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In May, Rite Aid also announced a partnership with DoorDash for same-day delivery.
Katie Finnegan, chief customer experience and eCommerce officer at Rite Aid, said then that the company is aiming to extend to its customers as many delivery options as possible.
“Providing same delivery through DoorDash provides customers with the option to shop our full assortment of products from the convenience of their smartphones or computers, ensuring they can access Rite Aid anytime and anywhere they need to,” she said.
Convenience store delivery service Lula announced this week its Uber Eats partnership for on-demand delivery of convenience store items.
Lula works with convenience store chains and mom-and-pop shops to list stock for local delivery. The Uber Eats pairing means the company can offer local delivery service for stores in Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. Lula is expected to expand to more states by the end of 2022.