Uber Cape Town will deliver roses to your beloved on Valentines Day

Red roses Flickr

Red roses Flickr

It’s delivered ice creams on warm summers days, and offered its users a trip in a motorcade. It’s even delivered kittens on demand to customers who needed something to cuddle. Now it’s out to make sure your better half isn’t left stranded without roses on Valentine’s Day.

Yep, on Friday, smart taxi service Uber will be stocking up on romantic goodies and heading out across Cape Town. As part of a partnership with tuk tuk company Monarch Tuksis and online store NetFlorist, Uber will be offering its users the option to send a bouquet of a dozen long-stemmed roses to the location of their choice, along with a pink promo card, and an optional personalized verbal message delivered by Uber’s own team members.

So if you missed the deadline for other floral deliveries, all you have to do is tap a special rose icon in your Uber app, set a delivery address using the map, and watch as your gift is sent on its way. Users will then immediately receive a phone call to personalize verbal messaging for delivery, and confirm other relevant details.

The roses will be available for R375 a bouquet from 10:00 to 20:00 on Valentine’s Day, or until stocks last. If you take a ride on Friday in Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town, you’ll also be treated to a cab full of flowers and Lindt chocolates. Seriously.

Image: Robert Couse-Baker via Flickr.



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