Uber Eats are launching their new alcohol delivery service this week

trending 23/03/2021

Need a last minute tipple? Uber Eats now have you covered.

Their new alcohol delivery service is launching in Auckland this week, with Christchurch and Wellington to follow in a couple of weeks time.

They've been working with experts to help ensure responsible alcohol consumption is part of the service. A number of measures have also been put in place to make the process safer:

Stay sober, stay safe

If a delivery person thinks your too intoxicated, they’re prompted by the app to return the alcohol to the store and they will be paid to do so.

Verify your age

The delivery person will be prompted to scan your evidence of age document upon delivery to verify your age before the delivery is completed.

Order sensibly

Alcohol delivery is only available in app between 10am and 10.30pm.

To encourage drinking in moderation, there are also alcohol ordering limits in place. Once you have reached those limits, you will be notified in the app.

Get in touch to opt out 

For some people alcohol becomes something they develop a harmful physical or emotional dependence on, so Uber eats is offering self exclusion from alcohol orders through their customer support team.

To find out more, head over here to see what Uber Eats is doing to make the process of their new alcohol delivery service safer.

Anyone who is concerned about their own or someone else’s drinking is encouraged to seek help through the Alcohol Drug Helpline on 0800 787 797.