Currys, UK technology retailer, and Uber have announced a new trial which enables Londoners to order small tech items and get them delivered within as little as 30 minutes.
Launching the week of 15 November, the collaboration aim to respond to growing consumer demand for speed and convenience with an offer that delivers tech purchases quicker than any electronics competitors.
The venture is Uber’s biggest UK retailer partnership to date and will run for three months. Shoppers using Currys’ website can choose from a range of 1,800 tech items, including headphones, printer cartridges, laptops and phone chargers, with the delivery powered by Uber’s technology and network of couriers who use the app.
The initial trial phase will be rolled out across 15 London stores, covering 12 London boroughs including the City of Westminster. To order customers visit the Currys website or Currys app and opt for same day delivery at the checkout. They will be able to order up until two hours before store closing time.
Delivery will be charged at £5, with the products on offer via the service all weighing under 7kg and have to meet set dimensions in order to fit within the courier’s portable bag.
Eve Henrikson, regional general manager delivery, EMEA, at Uber, said: “Our new partnership with Currys will bring electronics to doorsteps across London, fast. Whether you are looking for an emergency charger or a new laptop for an important meeting, our new partnership will have you covered.
“By using Uber’s technology and the network of couriers who use our app, orders made through the Currys website can be delivered in as little as 30 minutes, and we are looking forward to expanding the partnership further.”
Uber estimates that the delivery as a service industry has the potential to be a multi-million-dollar industry worldwide.