Convenience store giant FamilyMart and Uber Eats launched a delivery partnership on Sept.19 in Taipei City and New Taipei City. The former launched its delivery services earlier this year, and after a few months, has decided to expand the services in partnership with the online food delivery platform Uber Eats.
Items available for delivery include munchies, fresh foods and even daily commodities.
FamilyMart pointed out that one in four people in Taiwan has got a meal delivered before. Among all, food-delivery addicts who make use of the service at least once a week are mostly in northern Taiwan. Against this backdrop, the Uber Eats-Family Mart tie will deliver food to Taipei City and New Taipei City in the initial stage. FamilyMart said they could provide services to 90 percent of the areas.
FamilyMart, which boasts the high outlet density and is running 24/7, said clients can now place orders from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. on the Uber Eats platform.
Uber Eats pointed out that customers initially ordered food delivery due to “inconvenience.” However, due to the trend of soaring use rate across different day time, Uber Eats said Taiwanese people demand more “convenience” and “fast” eating style, adding that the partnership with FamilyMart would be a win-win for the businesses as well as customers.
By 許家禎 (Hsu Chia-chen) and Carol Kan