Uber Launches New Products and Expands in Kenya
Uber Launches New Products and Expands in Kenya.
Uber has today announced new products, updates, and features focused on travel, safety, and delivery in Kenya. With the launch of UberXL in Nairobi, Kenya, traveling across the city becomes easier. This option provides seating for an entire crew of up to 6 people and extra luggage and is great for airport trips and for groups who are making a business trip.
To help reduce costs for riders and increase demand for drivers, Uber is rolling out ChapChap Share, the option of a shared ride that gives up to 30% of savings on trip fares, when a rider is paired with a co-rider.
Imran Manji, Head of East Africa explains: “We are committed to East Africa, a key contributor to the growth of our business in Sub-Saharan Africa. We’re passionate about helping people travel and discover their city with ease and helping drivers increase earning opportunities.”
New areas of expansion.
Uber has also rolled out its expansion into four new cities in Kenya; Eldoret, Nakuru, Naivasha, and Kisumu. This makes Uber available in eight cities across East Africa, which means more drivers have access to income and more riders an affordable, convenient, and reliable travel solution throughout the region, at the tap of a button.
Diversification of deliveries.
Uber Eats continues to push beyond boundaries with the adoption of the growing trend of dark stores, which gives non-traditional merchants opportunities to tap into unchartered markets that they wouldn’t have easily accessed.
Kui Mbugua, General Manager for Uber Eats Kenya says, ‘With a 67% year on year growth of subscriptions on Eats, we are humbled and encouraged by the expansion that we have seen in South Africa and Kenya.
Uber Eats is rolling out new features across Sub-Saharan Africa such as Item Replacements, which allows consumers to substitute an item if the original item is out of stock. Among the features is also Safety Age Verification for customers to scan their IDs to confirm their age to allow for purchase of alcohol and pharmacy items.