The Uber ride-hailing app isn’t as popular as it once was, so the company is freshening up the homepage.
For users worldwide starting Tuesday, Uber Eats along with bike and e-scooter rentals and grocery orders will all be front and center in one place.
Grocery delivery through the app Cornershop is only available in Dallas and Miami for U.S. customers, but most users in Latin America and Canada will now see that option on their home screens.
The changes to the Uber app comes after the company’s ride-sharing business dropped 73 percent in the second quarter of 2020. Over that same period, food delivery orders were soaring, up 113 percent. Uber reworked its app main page away from the iconic rides map last September. But the usual rides screen returned to most users’ phones after a few months and it was back to clicking through the ride-hailing app to order food or opening the separate Uber Eats delivery app.
Months into a pandemic, Uber’s still trying to get people back to booking rides. It’s now offering its monthly Uber Pass for $24.99 to all users across the U.S. Previously the subscription was limited to certain cities. Now anyone can pay the monthly fee and receive:
10 percent off UberX, XL, and Comfort rides
15 percent off Black, SUV, and Premier rides
$0 delivery fee on Eats orders over $15
5 percent off Eats deliveries over $15
$0 delivery on grocery orders over $40 (only available in Dallas and Miami)
Just maybe those savings will lure actual riders back into the cars.