Uber Eats has unveiled the first pet store to appear on its platform, Dr Doolittles 2, promising users in southwest London that pet food will be delivered in an average of 30 minutes.
While pet food can already be ordered for on-demand delivery at select convenience stores and courier apps, Dr Doolittles 2 is considered the only dedicated pet store on such a platform.
The store carries a wide variety of products including cat and dog food, toys, collars, harnesses, leashes, treats and other pet accessories.
“Ordering through Uber Eats is the perfect option for those without a car to get the bulky bags of pet food delivered right to their door,” Uber Eats said.
Sunjiv Shah, managing director of Uber Eats in the UK, called the move “just the latest extension beyond restaurants for the app.”
During the pandemic, Uber Eats forged and expanded delivery partnerships with Asda, Sainsbury’s, Iceland and McColl’s.
“We have a wide choice available for humans, ranging from supermarkets and grocery stores to restaurants and cafes, so we thought it was about time we took care of our furry friends,” Shah said.
The supply is considerably faster than other online pet food retailers, whose fastest delivery option is usually the next day.
“We are thrilled to be the first pet store to launch on the Uber Eats app,” said Stefano Salles, owner of Dr Doolittles 2. “This service is ideal for anyone short of dog food or looking to please a new toy for your pet Just jump on the app and have everything your pet needs delivered to your door in 30 minutes.