Uber Eats is launching its first ever advertising listing for restaurants, a paid platform restaurant can use to reach more customers amid the coronavirus pandemic, the delivery division of Uber Technologies Inc. announced Monday morning.
Understanding that paying for a new service is challenging during a pandemic, Uber Eats said it is earmarking $25 million in “marketing credits” so restaurant partners can try the new ad listing at no extra cost. Payment will kick in after each restaurant reaches a predetermined credit limit. The service is available to both independent restaurants and chains.
“We’re excited to use these credits to level the playing field, giving small businesses and enterprise partners the same ability to reach customers today when it matters more than ever,” the company said.