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Uber launches 1 HOUR delivery for ANYTHING

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The exterior of the Uber headquarters.
Uber and Shippit have teamed up to make one hour delivery available in Australia. (Source: Getty)

Forget same-day delivery, Uber and Shippit have partnered to make same-hour delivery a reality for Aussies all around the country.

The partnership is the first of its kind and will allow merchants using Shippit’s software to access more than 50,000 delivery partners across the country who already deliver through the Uber platform.

“This is a great example of two tech leaders coming together to solve a burning industry challenge,” Shippit co-CEO Rob Hango-Zada said.

“Until now, Australian retailers haven’t had the ability to ship direct to customers within the hour, and retailers that didn’t meet consumer expectations for same-day or even next-hour delivery were at a competitive disadvantage.

“Our partnership with Uber instantly solves that pain point.”

The partnership provides hundreds of businesses in every Australian state and territory the choice to offer their customers next-hour delivery.

Shippit partners with Aussie retailers like Cue Clothing, The Accent Group, General Pants Co, Sephora, Harvey Norman and more.

“People who can get milk and groceries in an hour want to get fashion and homewares in the same timeframe too and, thanks to this partnership, they will be able to instantly access that convenience,” Uber Eats regional general manager retail Lucas Groeneveld said.

How much will it cost?

Delivery quotes and estimated time of arrival will be viewable in customers’ shopping carts and packages can be tracked using Uber’s real-time GPS.

It will work in the same way as Uber Eats, where costs will depend on the retailer, diver availability etc.

Customers can also book on-demand deliveries after business hours and on weekends.

“We’re really excited to be able to offer one-hour delivery nationwide to Cue Clothing’s customers in partnership with Shippit and Uber,” CUE chief information & digital officer, Shane Lenton said.

“Everything we do is with our customers top of mind, so this is a huge step forward in enhancing our customers' online shopping experience.”

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