Uber and DoorDash have been announced as the first to offer delivery to the UK.
Deliveroo has launched a new service to allow customers to order products online.
Google has also confirmed it will soon start allowing its customers to pick up and deliver items at a range of places in the UK and US.
In a blog post, Google says it is working on an “open system of delivery”.
It is not yet clear what the first UK delivery service will look like, or how much it will cost.
“We’re thrilled to announce the first major new way to buy goods online.
This means that any of the major online retailers and aggregators will be able to deliver in the next 12 months to any one of their UK and European markets.
This will open up new opportunities for retailers and other service providers to provide products and services that would otherwise have been impossible to deliver through traditional channels,” said Edelweiss.
Google has also said it will allow customers who have previously purchased goods through DoorDash to do so via Google Drive, to help them save money.
The new service is currently available in the US, Canada and Europe.
The US-based online delivery service has been criticised for charging extra for products that it did not order from the original manufacturer.
Delivery service provider Uber has launched an app to allow its customers who are travelling to the US to pay a deposit on a package, rather than using the delivery service itself.
This service is available to customers from the US state of Washington and to a limited number of other US states.
Deliveroo has also launched a service that allows customers to book an Uber ride in the USA, Canada or any other major US state.
As of October, Uber has over 1,000 deliveries in the United States and about 60,000 worldwide.
Image copyright Deliveroo Image caption Customers can book delivery via a third-party app, rather then using their own delivery drivers, for an extra fee of up to £5.50 a day, as well as ordering products online via Google Maps or Google’s Drive.
DoorDash has announced plans to offer a new option for customers to pay for delivery of their goods, through the app, via credit card or PayPal.
This would allow customers from any country in the world to pay their own way to a DoorDash location for the delivery of an item, instead of having to pay the full cost of the delivery themselves.
DoorDash says that it has over 3,000 UK and EU customers who pay a monthly subscription fee to the app.
Customers can book their delivery by contacting DoorDash in the form of an email or using the app itself.
Google has previously been criticised by campaigners and politicians for charging a “bulk price” for delivery services.
A spokeswoman said the new pricing model would be different for the UK, where customers would be able “to book their deliveries for the cheapest rate available”.
“This is an important step towards improving the service for customers in the country they live in, with the opportunity to buy cheaper items through Door Dash than ever before,” the spokeswoman added.
“The new pricing will mean customers are able to save more money and make more efficient purchases for their businesses and homes.
It is the first time we’ve launched a pricing system for deliveries outside the UK.”
Image caption DoorDash currently charges customers a fee of about £5 to get deliveries in most countries.
However, it says this will be waived for certain orders made by the end of 2019.
This fee will be automatically waived if the customer signs up for a Door Dash delivery plan and chooses the “no-fee” option.
Door Dash has launched DoorDash Express, an additional service which would allow the customer to pick-up an item on demand from the DoorDash app.
Image copyright DoorDash Image caption Delivery services such as DoorDash, which has a market value of £25bn, have also been criticised in recent months.
A spokesperson said that it was an option that would only be available to DoorDash customers and would not be available on the company’s own platform.
“This means that DoorDash has decided to remove this option from the existing delivery service and will be allowing DoorDash businesses to choose to offer DoorDash express as an additional option,” the spokesperson added.
According to an analysis by the US-listed research firm Technavio, a “significant number” of consumers do not want to pay more for delivery.
Amazon and Netflix have both recently announced new delivery services in the market.
Both Amazon and Netflix said their new delivery options would allow them to offer “shorter, more convenient delivery times and to offer the same-day delivery on their Prime video streaming service”.
The move to provide delivery services to the general public in the wake of the Brexit vote has been described as “delivering for the public” by the Business Insider blog.
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