One in 12 orders on Shopify are made locally
OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP, TSX: SH), a leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform, today announced a partnership with Uber to offer UberRUSH delivery services to Shopify merchants. Starting today, merchants enrolled in the program can offer their local customers same-day delivery. The UberRUSH program will begin with a select number of Shopify merchants located in New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco and will be rolled out to additional cities over time.
“Today’s partnership with Uber is another way for us to improve the entire shipping process for our 175,000+ merchants,” said Brennan Loh, Head of Product Partnerships at Shopify. “In New York City, one in eight orders on Shopify have been purchased by shoppers within 20 miles of a merchant, which is why we’re excited to work with Uber. Merchants can now offer an affordable, same-day delivery option for their local customers.”
“We take a great deal of pride in providing an amazing experience for our customers,” said Ronnie Fieg, Owner of Kith. “With UberRush, customers unable to make the trip into our store will now have the opportunity to have that product in their hands, almost immediately.”
“Our goal with UberRUSH is to allow merchants the ability to access our on-demand delivery network in a way that works for them,” said Jason Droege, Head of UberEVERYTHING. “By partnering with a leading commerce platform like Shopify, we were able to easily integrate UberRUSH into the commerce experience without any additional hassle to merchants while giving them the ability to immediately grow their businesses.”
Shopify merchants enrolled in the program will have the opportunity to provide their customers with the option of choosing UberRUSH as a delivery method upon checkout. The merchant will just have to pack the order, request an Uber pickup and a few minutes later, an UberRUSH courier will arrive to deliver the order to the customer. Both the customer and the merchant can easily track the exact location from pickup to drop off right from Shopify.
Shopify merchants can sign up to be notified when UberRUSH will be available in their area. To learn more about the partnership between Shopify and Uber, please visit: shopify.com/uber.
Shopify is a leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to design, set up and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media such as Pinterest and Facebook, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. The platform also provides a merchant with a powerful back-office and a single view of their business. The Shopify platform was engineered for reliability and scale, using enterprise-level technology made available to businesses of all sizes. Shopify currently powers over 175,000 businesses in approximately 150 countries, including: Tesla Motors, Budweiser, Wikipedia, LA Lakers, the New York Stock Exchange, GoldieBlox, and many more.