Food delivery isn't the only kind of service you can rely on Uber Eats for. Depending on where you live, you might be able to use the app to get some of your favourite beauty products delivered right to your door. Last month, Uber Eats partnered with The Body Shop to give customers the option of having body products — like creams, lotions, and scrubs — from the brand delivered to them on the same day, contact-free.
"The goal was to meet our customers in a way that they wanted to shop with us, and knowing [COVID-19] and everything that was going on, we immediately thought we should partner with a delivery service," Aliza Birnberg-Perruzzi, head of The Body Shop's US brand marketing, said according to Glossy. The decision was apparently inspired by the fact that, for the better part of the last year, many people have been shopping for their beauty products and essentials online instead of doing so in person. It follows the news of other brands like Sephora being made available through services like Instacart.
The Body Shop's partnership with Uber Eats will work for users just as it normally would if they ordered food through the app. Customers can order select products from specific Body Shop stores, and said products will be delivered to their homes within a 90 minute window. The good news is that the feature will especially come in handy for anyone hoping to get their holiday shopping out of the way in the next few weeks without having to worry about slow shipping times and potential delays.
The only catch, however, is that the service is only currently available in Toronto and five major cities in the US: New York City, Orlando, Austin, Houston, and Dallas. Here's hoping that the new feature rolls out everywhere at some point in the near future.