Previously only available as an additional subscription in US dollars, Uber has officially launched its Uber Pass in South Africa. The subscription cost aims to make using the service slightly cheaper, with some nice-to-have special prices on services and goods.
Uber Pass will make you a mere R100 poorer per month. In exchange for your monthly contribution, you’ll get a “… 10% discount on up to 45 Uber rides a month (15% on Uber Black and Uber Van); free delivery and 5% off the total basket on Uber Eats orders (including groceries) of over R80 and up to a maximum of 30 deliveries per month,” according to TechCentral.
What’s even more exciting — South Africa is the first market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to get the Uber Pass subscription service. Clearly Uber reckons South Africans have a spare R100 a month for the service.
A new face for Uber Eats
That’s not all, however. Uber also announced the redesign of its Uber Eats app interface. If you’ve been fortunate enough to order Uber East in the past week, you may have noticed a few changes.
Included in the redesign are a few new food categories and additional shortcuts to your favourite merchants. “App shortcuts give users instant access to a variety of merchants including cuisine, toiletries, butchers, pet supplies and other daily essentials,” Uber said in a press release according to TechCentral.
Later this year, we’ll see something called ‘Group Ordering’ make it to SA as well. This will allow app users to order food from multiple restaurants for bigger groups of people. We’re not all in the mood for sushi every Friday, right?