Uber has actually laid off about 185 Postmates workers, and plans to even more incorporate Postmates’ infrastructure within its Uber Eats sector, The New York Times reported. Uber got Postmates in July for $2.
Meal delivery has been one intense area for Uber in the middle of the pandemic, as bookings in its Uber Consumes department rose 135 percent year-over-year in the 3rd quarter while its ride-hailing segment dropped 50 percent over the exact same time period. It’s combined other parts of the business in a quote to become lucrative by the end of 2021, offering its self-governing cars segment to Aurora Development in December, the very same month it offered its Uber Elevate flying taxi division to Joby Air travel.
The latest cuts will see Postmates creator and CEO Bastian Lehmann leave the business, in addition to most of its executive team, according to the Times
Uber Consumes continues to track completing food shipment service DoorDash, which went public in December, and showed a brief period of profitability over the summertime. According to marketing research company Edison Trends, in the 4th quarter DoorDash had 48 percent of the market share for food delivery services, with the combined Uber Eats/Postmates at 35 percent.
Uber did not instantly reply to a request for talk about Sunday.