Shopify and Bigcommerce Offering Same-Day Delivery Through UberRUSH

Cloud-based ecommerce platforms Bigcommerce and Shopify have both partnered with transportation company Uber to offer same-day delivery within three US cities.

The service, called UberRUSH, is an on-demand delivery network designed for local retailers, and will be available to merchants in Chicago, New York City and San Francisco.

"UberRUSH has allowed us to expand our business without the cost and infrastructure needs we would traditionally need," said Shom Chowdhury, CEO of Indie Fresh. "We're able to offer delivery to new neighborhoods and serve all of Manhattan from a single brick-and-mortar location without compromising the quality of our product."

Through the partnership, retailers will be able to use UberRUSH to offer faster, cheaper, and more reliable deliveries to local customers, getting products in customers' hands on the same day they are purchased. Upon checkout, shoppers will be able to select UberRUSH as a delivery option and track the order's progress from the retailer to their doorstep.

Shopify are rolling out UberRUSH to "select merchants" in Chicago, New York City and San Francisco over the coming weeks, while Bigcommerce merchants will be able to select UberRUSH as a delivery option beginning next year.

"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."

Source: Bigcommerce and Shopify

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