Since launching the Uber Eats platform in New Zealand the delivery service has connected thousands of Kiwi restaurants, cafés and other hospitality vendors with new sales.
Today, Uber Eats has announced it is expanding its presence by making its services available in four new cities: Whangarei, Whanganui, Gisborne and Invercargill; and extending its Auckland coverage further to Pukekohe.
“New Zealanders have embraced the convenience of accessing an incredible selection of restaurants at their fingertips in the 13 cities where we are already available. We’re delighted to be able to bring our technology to even more small businesses, delivery people and of course to as many hungry customers across Aotearoa as possible,” says General Manager, Uber New Zealand, Emma Foley.
“Whether it’s a cheese roll down south or fish and chips in Whangārei, Uber Eats is a seamless way to get some great Kiwi kai to where you are in Aotearoa. We are thrilled to be able to support a deeper line up of local restaurants by bringing our service to even more Kiwis.”
These new locations range from Northland to the bottom of Southland, so that even more Kiwis can experience ordering delivery from their go-to food spot with the Uber Eats app.
“Over a million Kiwis used the Uber or Uber Eats app in 2022, and today’s announcement will bring the convenience closer to potentially tens of thousands more, just in time for the summer holidays,” says Foley.
This expansion provides a great opportunity for more local businesses to utilise technology and reach new customers, as well as serve untapped delivery demand from their local communities.
In 2021 Uber’s platforms encouraged New Zealanders to support local restaurants and merchants leading to $88 million in additional revenue for its restaurant partners.
For a detailed list of some of the most celebrated restaurants just download, open the Uber Eats app, customers can type their location in the “deliver now” drop down menu and find out what’s close by.
Kiwis wanting to use Uber Eats for the first time are able to get $25 off their next four orders (in Whangārei, Whanganui, Gisborne and Invercargill cities) between now and the end of the year by using the following code – GETEATSNZ. [*There are terms and conditions surrounding this promotion.]
Following this expansion, Uber Eats is now available in 17 cities across the country including:
- Palmerston North
- New Plymouth