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Published on November 4th, 2021 | by The GC Team


Currys puts tech on takeaway menu with Uber trial

Ominchannel electricals retailer Currys has teamed up with Uber in a trial that aims to deliver small tech purchases to the homes of Londoners in as little as 30 minutes.

The pilot launches the week of 15th November and will run for three months, during which time 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.

Curry’s said it is responding to growing consumer demand for speed and convenience and building on its online and delivery proposition, which includes ShopLive 24/7 video shopping service and one-hour Order & Collect service.

The initial pilot phase will be rolled out across 15 London stores and deliveries will cover 12 London boroughs including the City of Westminster. Customers will be able to order up until two hours before store closing time, with delivery in as little as 30 minutes and a delivery charge of £5. The 1,800 products on offer via the service are all under 7kg and have to meet set dimensions in order to fit the courier’s portable bag.

Mark Allsop, Chief Operating Officer at Currys, said: “The world has shifted to a hybrid way of working and more customers are demanding greater convenience and speedier delivery to get their hands on tech. This new ‘from store to door’ delivery pilot with Uber is the next step in our exciting omnichannel journey.”

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