BP and Uber have announced a new global delivery partnership, extending their existing local arrangements to reach more consumers across the world.
Announcing the deal on Tuesday, 29 March 2022, BP said the partners will offer a “huge range of quality convenience products”, including fresh and prepared ranges, from select retail locations.
BP said it is the first convenience retailer to team up with Uber Eats on a global level and aims to have more than 3,000 retail locations available on the delivery platform over the next three years.
“The partnership supports BP’s goal of growing its access to customers and expanding its delivery footprint, in response to soaring demand for food, groceries and everyday essentials brought to the door,” the company said in a statement.
It covers retail sites in Australia, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa and the west coast of US. Sites in the UK and eastern US will be added to the app for the first time this year, with plans to launch in other European markets from 2023.
“We’re thrilled to team up with Uber Eats globally giving us the opportunity to reach many more consumers online in addition to those who currently visit our retail sites,” said Emma Delaney, Executive Vice President Customers & Products, BP.
“We’ve seen how the pandemic has accelerated customer demand for delivered convenience and this partnership will allow us to scale up quickly on the Uber platform. And for the first time, we will be able to offer delivery options to existing customers on our own BPme app by the end of 2023.”
Delaney added that with 20,500 BP retail sites across the world and 550 million customers living within 20 minutes of one of the company’s retail site, the partners see “enormous opportunities” for growth.
BP sites offer a range of products tailored to local markets which may include hot and cold drinks, food-for-now options as well as staple groceries, fresh produce and ready meals, plus wine, beer and flowers.
BP will benefit from Uber’s global brand and operations footprint, best-in-class technology for dispatching orders, and more than 4.4 million drivers and couriers on the platform worldwide.
As part of the agreement, Uber Eats and BP will work to introduce delivery options onto BP’s own app, BPme – initially planned to be available in the UK, US and Australia by the end of 2023 – powered by
Uber Direct. This new offer will allow BP to directly connect its customers to delivery riders.
“With more than 20,500 locations around the world, BP’s reach is enormous—making them critical partners as we pursue our ambitions of helping consumers across the world get what they need delivered to their doorsteps,” said Pierre Dimitri Gore-Coty, Uber’s SVP of Global Delivery.
“We are proud to support this next phase of the company’s convenience growth through this delivery partnership and look forward to deeper collaboration in the future.”