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This Uber Eats Hack Can Help If You Can't Get Supermarket Home Delivery

This Uber Eats Hack Can Help If You Can't Get Supermarket Home Delivery

One consequence of the coronavirus pandemic is that stockpiling has led to empty shelves nationwide, and even a lack of home delivery slots.

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There can be nothing more frustrating than heading out to buy a list of basic essentials and falling short.

But did you know that Uber Eats could be the answer?

No, we're not suggesting you order a takeaway. It turns out the app also delivers groceries in many locations, and is looking to expand the service as we speak.

 Shopping is becoming harder and harder (Credit: PA)
Shopping is becoming harder and harder (Credit: PA)

Teaming up with local grocery stores around the world, you can actually order everyday foods, toiletries and even cleaning products on the app.

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Sure, it might not be the place to do your weekly food shop, and will cost a little more than most supermarkets once you've paid for delivery.

But missing some eggs? No problem. Stay at home and they'll whizz them over to your door.

The UK was one of the first countries to trial the concept, with around 600 convenience stores like Nisa and Costcutter linked to the app already.

Uber Eats will collect your shopping (Credit: Unsplash)
Uber Eats will collect your shopping (Credit: Unsplash)

And it is proving to be a god-sent during lockdown.

"FYI, if you need some groceries that you can get from a corner shop and don't need to get from a supermarket, and don't wanna go out, Costcutter delivers on Uber Eats," one person suggested on Twitter.

While another wrote: "Being able to get groceries on UberEats makes my life."

To check if there are any supermarkets participating in your local area, simply search look for 'groceries' in the cuisine section.

You can also search the word groceries in the app or online. Click here and enter your postcode.

Check if your local area does groceries (Credit: Unsplash)
Check if your local area does groceries (Credit: Unsplash)

If you're in a big city, there will almost certainly be a whole range of options to choose from.

If not, don't worry, because this is just the start. The company plans to increase its grocery output nationwide "in the coming weeks."

It has stated the scheme properly in France, Spain and Brazil - three countries hit particularly hard by coronavirus.

In Paris, France, it's even teamed up with supermarket giant Carrefour to provide delivery of grocery products in just 30 minutes from 15 of its stores.

Order via an app on your phone (Credit: Unsplash)
Order via an app on your phone (Credit: Unsplash)

Meanwhile, the company is working with Galp in Spain across Badajoz, Barcelona, Cádiz, Córdoba, Madrid, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca and Valencia to deliver items from 25 petrol station convenience stores.

And Brazil is also offering deliveries from pet shops in Sao Paulo, as well as local pharmacies and convenience stores, too.

It isn't just Uber Eats getting in on the shopping demand, Deliveroo is also rolling out an 'Essentials by Deliveroo' range in some areas of the country, which promises to include cereal, pasta rice, juices and canned goods.

It's already live in Cambridge and will soon be coming to cities like Brighton, Leeds, London, Manchester, Nottingham, and Reading in the next few weeks as well.

Deliveroo is also delivering groceries (Credit: Unsplash)
Deliveroo is also delivering groceries (Credit: Unsplash)

Slightly differently to Uber, the app will purchase the goods through a distributor and get them to you in 30 minutes.

When available, they will also appear under a new 'groceries' function. So, keep checking!

Deliveroo unveiled a partnership with M&S in recent days, with 60 of its BP garages available to order from.

Plus, the groceries section will link with up to 400 Co-op stores as well as local convenience stores.

Shopping has never been easier!

Featured Image Credit: Pixabay

Topics: Shopping, Tasty Food, News

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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