Ever since its launch in 2009, Uber has emerged as one of the top technological applications used for ride-hailing, food delivery, couriers, freight transportation, and package delivery. Uber did not start off with all the services right from the beginning.
The platform introduced more products and services to its users in time and that is how it has managed to build such a huge catalog of services. In the past, Uber had announced that it was in the process of launching self-driving car services for users.
However, it seems that Uber has put a stop to the idea of running self-driving cars for now and will be working on a new project. Now it seems that Uber is more into delivering alcohol than provide users with self-driving cars.
It was on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, when alcohol made a new announcement regarding its services. Uber announced that it is going to acquire an alcohol delivery start that is known as Drizly. It has been confirmed that Uber will be spending $1.1 billion in order to acquire the alcohol delivery company.
Once acquired, the alcohol delivery service will end up getting integrated into the food delivery application of Uber. However, Drizly will also exist as a standalone application that the users will be able to bring into their use.
Drizly is an alcohol delivery service that was founded back in 2012. The idea of the application is available on Drizly’s website that suggests that its idea emerged with a simple text between two friends. One friend stated that he was going to get alcohol delivered while the other asked why he could not get it delivered.
What started from a small idea now has an enormous number of retailers in more than 1,400 cities in the United States that are using Drizly for delivering alcohol to any destination within an hour.
According to Uber, it has only one goal and that is to facilitate its users as much as possible, whether is getting something or getting the users anywhere.
The main goal that Uber aims to achieve is to make the lives of the users much, much easier with their services. This is the reason Uber has been adding different categories and branches to its platform such as prescriptions, groceries, and now alcohol.
The CEO of Uber Dara Khosrowshahi stated that their aim is to always bring something new and convenient for their users. They not only aim to facilitate the consumers but also the service providers.
Khosrowshahi stated that they are very excited about the new service and are hoping that it would turn out to be one of their top services.