US-based Uber will launch meal delivery app in Romania in a few months time, Jason Droege, Uber VP, global Head of Uber Everything announced in an article published today by Financial Times.
UberEats is now available in more than 200 cities worldwide, with 150 added in 2017 and 100 more to be added in 2018.
According to Droege, UberEats was profitable in 45 of the 200 cities where it operated in the year to December 31, compared with just three out of 50 cities the previous year. At the end of last year, it generated about 10 percent of the company’s overall gross revenue, or USD 1.1 billion in Q4.
”Romania is one of the most important countries in the EU for Uber and we are committed to continue to bring new services to our user’s here. We are excited that shortly after the launch of UberGREEN, our fully electric service, we’re able to bring UberEats in Romania. We have already seen huge demand from hundreds of local restaurants who want to work with us to make their food available to more people by opening their virtual doors on Uber Eats. We encourage any restaurant owners who want to know more about partnering with Uber Eats to get in touch,” Nicoleta Schroeder, Uber Romania General Manager, commented in a press release.
The ridesharing company points out that according to statistics, in Romania, the “food delivery” segment will reach USD 196 million in 2018, out of which the “Online Takeaway” segments will record a market volume of USD 192 million. Annual growth rate is estimated at 23.3 percent resulting in a market volume of USD 452 million in 2022.