In September 2016, Uber’s food delivery service, UberEATS, launched in Johannesburg South-Africa. The service has since spread to Capetown, Bedfordview and Jozi CBD, Pretoria in South Africa. Just like Uber passengers have to request a ride through the Uber app, UberEATS South Africa users get to request their favorite meals from local restaurants that have partnered with the food delivery service.
How does UberEATS South Africa work?
UberEATS is a separate service from other Uber services. Local restaurants in South Africa will list their restaurant’s menu on the UberEATS app where users can order their favourite dishes on the app and have it delivered to their doorsteps via UberEATS delivery agents.
After placing your order, users are presented with a total that includes the food and delivery price. According to the UberEATS website, the average order takes 35 minutes from start to finish. Pay with your Uber account and track your order via the app as it is being delivered.
How to Order
- Download the app and sign in – you can use your existing Uber account for UberEATS – or create a new one.
- Tell us where to deliver– add your home, work, or any other address you’d like.
- Browse local restaurants– search for your favourite local restaurant or try something new.
- Check out with a tap– pay with your card on file.
- Track your order– watch as your order gets picked up and delivered right to your door.
Become an UberEATS Delivery Agent
With UberEATS, you can work on your own schedule by choosing your own hours. It doesn’t take a lot to sign-up as a delivery agent. If you own a car, you can use it to make some money on the side as delivery person. Sign-up here to become a delivery agent.
See the requirements below:
- Be at least 19 years old (21 years old in Canada)
- Have a driver’s license, insurance, and vehicle registration
- Have at least 1 year of driving experience
- Be able to lift 30lbs
Local Restaurants can also partner with UberEATS South Africa
UberEATS connects local restaurants with a reliable delivery option, effectively expanding their capacity and reach to be able to service a whole new network of potential customers. To list your restaurant menu on UberEATS, signup here
During the UberEATS launch in Johannesburg, Uber Johannesburg Driver Operations and Logistics Manager Dave Kittley said Johannesburg was the first city to launch the product in Africa following the success of of Uber’s taxi service in the city. He also stated that, “We have been delivering people around cities for years and we know how cities work and now it’s time to take all those lessons learned and apply them”.
Currently, UberEats has partnered with over 100 restaurants locally and counting. We hope to see this service spread to other African countries really soon.