The worst part about buying a cup of coffee every morning is waiting in line with dozens of other cranky commuters itching for a fix of caffeine. Lucky for you, Starbucks and Uber have a solution. Starbucks announced Tuesday that it's partnering with Uber to deliver coffee, snacks, and other beverage and food items in six major U.S. cities. Customers will be able to make delivery orders using the Uber Eats app. SEE ALSO: Breville and Keurig coffeemakers, Dyson and Hoover vacuums, and more great deals for Jan. 14 Starbucks is launching its delivery program today in San Francisco, and it will roll out the program to stores in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington D.C. in the coming weeks.
Yamato Holdings Co., a Japanese parcel delivery service group, said Thursday that it will hire 10,000 new workers, including drivers specializing in busy night deliveries, over the three years through fiscal 2019. The move is part of measures designed to improve drivers' working conditions that deteriorated in recent years due to increasing delivery needs arising from the expansion of online shopping. In fiscal 2016 that ended last March, Yamato Holdings delivered a record 1.868 billion parcels. The company plans to cut the number to 1.77 billion by fiscal 2018 through measures including raising delivery fees.
McDonald's already tried delivering Quarter Pounder combo meals via Uber in Florida and now the fast-food restaurant it ready to expand the option. Crain's Chicago Business reports that McDonald's will launch its delivery option in more cities before the end of June. And yes, it's still powered by UberEats. That original testing phase included 200 locations in Florida, and for now, there's no word on exactly where the delivery option is headed next. Those details are likely to come soon, so you might be able to satisfy your Big Mac craving without leaving the house in the near future.
Amazon has been slammed by customers for introducing a'sneaky' fee of £3.99 for its same day delivery service. Under the new arrangement, customers are expected to pay £3.99 plus a £2 tip for the driver on orders under £40. Amazon customers pay an annual fee of £79 to become a member of its Prime service on the basis this covers free delivery of unlimited purchases through the year. Under the new arrangement, customers are expected to pay £3.99 plus a £2 tip for the driver on orders under £40 However, shoppers with the US giant who want same day delivery under its Prime Now service are being hit with fees on top of the subscription. Before the change, Amazon had a minimum order of £20 to get free same day delivery through Prime Now.