Explore the IDC Link: Oracle Launches Collect and Receive and Partners with Uber

Learn about the partnership between Oracle and Uber that aims to transform last-mile delivery in retail in this IDC Link.

“With this partnership, Oracle is enabling retailers to easily extend the value of their Oracle retail applications with last-mile delivery services from Uber,” says Jordan K. Speer, research director of worldwide retail product sourcing, fulfillment, and sustainability strategies at IDC Research.

“This will lower the cost of last-mile deliveries of whatever sort—whether product delivery to home, store-to-store transfers of merchandise, product returns, and so forth. This bilateral communication between Uber and Oracle is a significant step forward in providing retailers a more valuable, intelligent, end-to-end supply chain process.”

Collect and Receive: Retail gets reimagined with same-day delivery

Reimagine how retail moves with a collection of processes called Collect and Receive, enabled by Oracle Retail Data Store Cloud Service. It lets retailers better serve their customers by understanding how their available inventory should be distributed across the retail estate. Collect and Receive aligns with traditional plan-buy-move-sell processes that tap into the power of data to elevate same-day delivery. With this new capability, Oracle technology, and a partnership with Uber Direct, retailers can gain agility by moving and placing assets, including customers, inventory, and fixtures, across the last mile of the estate that's closest to the point of purchase.

During a main stage discussion with Oracle CEO Safra Catz at Oracle CloudWorld on September 19, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Collect and Receive is one of his company’s most-exciting new initiatives, one that can allow a corner store to “out-Amazon Amazon.”

At Uber, it’s crystal clear that on-demand delivery is a core expectation for consumers—and today’s retailers are taking note,” said Khosrowshahi. “Every month, more than 3,500 brands use Uber Direct to power millions of same-day local deliveries. Together with Oracle, we can make it easier than ever for retailers to leverage on-demand delivery—and even returns—to delight consumers, streamline logistics, and ultimately boost loyalty and sales.

Interested in learning more about Collect and Receive?