Uber announced that it has partnered with Office Depot in order to deliver office and school supplies to buyers directly.
Starting on August 15, customers will be able to select from over 900 Office Depot and OfficeMax locations across America and have supplies delivered to their door through the Uber Eats app.
“We know this is the busiest time of year for many, with back to school and even going back to the office, at Uber, we’re always looking for ways to make peoples’ lives easier by helping them get whatever they need—whenever they need it—delivered to their doorstep,” said Christian Freese, head of New Verticals for Uber Eats in the US & Canada. “Whether it’s a printer paper shortage or a school project glue stick emergency, Uber Eats customers can find what they need to handle any business or school supply need with Office Depot on the platform.”
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Customers who are members of Uber One, the company’s monthly subscription service, will get special benefits. That means free delivery and a five percent discount on all orders over $15.
This new delivery option is part of a wider push that the mobility company has embarked on to grow past food delivery, be it prepared or in the form of groceries. In recent months, Uber has bought a number of smaller startups, including Postmates, Cornershop, and Drizly, reports The Verge. It has also partnered with Gopuff, which specializes in delivering items like liquor, beauty products, and pet supplies, as well as over-the-counter medication.
“With the start of a new school year and new busy schedules for many, we’re excited to team up with Uber Eats to provide students, parents, teachers, small business owners and home office workers with an additional on-demand delivery option to help them get the tools they need, when they need them,” said Jamie Columbus, Vice President of eCommerce for Office Depot. “We’re proud to offer a wide assortment of business, teaching and learning products on the Uber Eats platform, with significant savings off our best-selling school supplies available through Sept. 10.”