Customers can now book an Uber directly from the Snapdeal app
New Delhi, 28 July, 2016: Snapdeal, India’s largest online marketplace, has launched a first-of-its kind frictionless in-app integration with Uber, the world’s largest on-demand smart mobility app. Through this integration, Uber will make travel even quicker and easier for millions of Snapdeal customers who will now be able to request an Uber directly through the Snapdeal app.
Snapdeal has been a market leader and the first in its category to provide services of value to its customers that go beyond the traditional offerings of an e-commerce company. Snapdeal recently announced the launch of a range of services on its platform, allowing customers to book flights, order food and even pay bills directly through its app. Today, by integrating the Uber API, Snapdeal is giving its customers a holistic experience. When a user books a flight or a hotel from the Snapdeal app, they can travel to the airport or the hotel using Uber, booked from within the Snapdeal app itself without having the Uber app installed on their devices.
Tony Navin, Senior Vice President, Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives, Snapdeal said, “We are committed to building the country’s most reliable and frictionless digital ecosystem, that caters to the entire range of India’s consumption needs. Our unique partnership with Uber, a global leader in smart mobility, is an important step in that direction. We are confident that this integration will further provide an exemplary experience to our customers.”
Mahesh Bhalla, Head of Business, Uber India, said “In August 2014, we opened our API to developers globally and since then we’ve seen the creative ideas that app developers have come up with in order to make it easier for people to move around in cities. This partnership with Snapdeal is the first completely native Uber API integration in India and we are excited about this, as we share the same sentiment of building an ecosystem where we work together with other technology companies in order to give customers a hassle-free, end-to-end experience.”
*This service is currently available on Android version 4.0 (and higher), and will be rolled out for other platforms soon. Customers are requested to update their Snapdeal app.
Snapdeal’s vision is to create India’s most reliable and frictionless commerce ecosystem that creates life-changing experiences for buyers and sellers. In February 2010, Kunal Bahl along with Rohit Bansal, started Snapdeal.com – India’s largest online marketplace, with the widest assortment of 35 million plus products across 800 plus diverse categories from over 125,000 regional, national, and international brands and retailers. With millions of users and more than 300,000 sellers, Snapdeal is the shopping destination for Internet users across the country, delivering to 6000+ cities and towns in India. In its journey till now, Snapdeal has partnered with several global marquee investors and individuals such as SoftBank, BlackRock, Temasek, Foxconn, Alibaba, eBay Inc., Premji Invest, Intel Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Mr. Ratan Tata, among others.
For further information, visit www.snapdeal.com
Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our app, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in hundreds of cities today, Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer. Today Uber is available in 450+ cities across 73 countries. The service is available in 27 Indian cities — more than any other country outside the United States and China. www.uber.com