DALLAS — Uber Technologies, Inc. and Costco have launched a delivery pilot with 25 retail locations across the state of Texas where Costco members can have their groceries delivered within hours with Uber and Uber Eats.
Over the coming weeks, seven additional Costco warehouses will be available to Uber users via Uber and Uber Eats mobile apps. The minimum order amount is $35 and delivery is free for Uber Pass and Eats Pass holders. This is Uber's first pilot with a food wholesaler in the United States.
The news follows Uber's recent announcement of their first national grocery partnership in the US, with Albertson's Co., which more than doubled the availability of Uber's grocery offering with the addition of over 400 cities and towns including San Francisco and Phoenix.
"One thing we know to be true is that people across the United States are looking for convenient and affordable ways to stock their pantries without leaving home—especially for last-minute must-have items," said Raj Beri, Uber's head of grocery delivery. "Today's announcement with Costco is an important step toward marrying the magic of wholesale retail with on-demand delivery in the palm of your hand, and I'm thrilled that Texans are getting a first look at what's to come."
Costco currently offers online ordering and delivery through its own channels and additional third parties.
"Our mission statement at Costco is to take care of our members,” said Ron Vachris, Costco executive vice president of merchandising. “By finding solutions to deliver merchandise quickly and efficiently, we continue to offer our members value, convenience and member service."