Amazon is working with a local company, Catamaran, to launch its food delivery service in India. The company is expected to roll out the service around September this year.
A separate report by Business Standard indicates that the company is in the initial phase of talks to buy UberEats, a food delivery app by Uber Technologies that was launched in India back in 2017. The company, as per the report, is keen on entering a food delivery business and add it to the list of services offered as a part of its Prime membership plan in the country.
An online food delivery service would enable people to come to its platform more frequently than electronics, groceries or even fashion accessories. And so, the addition of the food delivery service to the Prime membership plan, which has logged more than 10 million users, will not only boost the total number of users but also the daily transactions.
Amazon last month closed its food delivery operations in the United States in the face of stiff competition.
In India, the company’s move into delivery from restaurants and takeaway food outlets will help Amazon to attract customers for its other services, one of the sources said. It is yet to be seen whether Amazon will collaborate with other food delivering companies or make a spark alone.