With this partnership, Snapdeal consumers can directly book a ride on Uber through the e-tailer’s app, the company said in a statement.
In the past, Snapdeal has struck similar partnerships with restaurant discovery and food ordering service Zomato, ticket and hotel booking service Cleartrip, bus ticketing platform redBus and home services provider UrbanClap.
“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,” Senior Vice-President, partnerships and strategic initiatives, Snapdeal, Tony Navin said in a statement.
“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,” Head of business, Uber India, Mahesh Bhalla said in a statement.