In response to COVID-19, Uber Eats is suspending delivery fees for over 100,000 independent restaurants to encourage people to support local businesses.
The intent of this decision is to drive business to those without the corporate support the larger chains have and, as a result, have been hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak.
It’s not just the delivery fees, either. Uber has also created dedicated marketing campaigns for small businesses that will be sent out via email and within the app. Plus, business owners can now cash out daily instead of weekly via Uber Eats and access their profits sooner.
In addition to waiving the delivery fees, Uber Eats is also focusing on helping its customers more during the pandemic.
When you order delivery, you can request a no-contact drop-off—a practice that helps protect both you and the driver. For those who are still working (heroes, all), Uber is supplying sanitization tools and offering financial assistance to delivery people and drivers who are exposed to, or diagnosed with, COVID-19.
So, grab your phone, download Uber Eats, and help support local businesses while you socially distance.