Hundreds of Uber drivers are set to install mini-vending machines filled with snacks, drinks and condoms – at surprisingly competitive prices
- Australian start-up company Grabox has been rolling out its in-car devices
- A selection of delicious and nutritious snacks will be available in rideshare cars
- Devices have already been installed in more than 300 cars across the country
- Snacks like Skittles and gum will be available through the cashless system
Rideshare customers across Australia are in for a treat as hundreds of cars gear up to be fitted out with mini-vending machines.
Start-up company Grabox has slowly been rolling out its in-car devices filled with food and condoms across Australia – creating more convenience for customers.
A selection of delicious snacks will be available in rideshare cars, such as Uber and GoCatch, in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and the ACT.
A selection of delicious and some nutritious snacks will be available in rideshare cars, such as Uber and GoCatch, in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and the ACT
Devices have already been installed in more than 300 cars across the country and more 1000 drivers have expressed interest in trialing the machines.
Grabox co-founder and Chief Operations Officer, Dhruv Kohli told Daily Mail Australia the machines will be available to a select group of drivers with a minimum 4.7 rating.
The machines come at no cost to the drivers and are refilled free of charge. Drivers can earn money through a commission on the products that are sold.
Sales boxes work through a cashless e-wallet service, meaning drivers and customers don’t have to worry about cash, Mr Kohli said.
Devices have already been installed in more than 300 cars across the country and more 1000 drivers have expressed interest in trialing the machines
Eclipse mints $2.99
Water 250ml $1.49
Coca-Cola 250ml $1.99
Extra Chewing Gum $1.99
M&M Minis $2.99
Mini Munch healthy snacks 99 cents
Lucky nuts $1.49
Two-pack of condoms $2.89
Beef jerky stick $1.59
The idea for the company came during a trip overseas. Mr Kohli said he had been in a rideshare vehicle that had snacks on offer.
‘I asked (the driver) why he was doing this, he said it was for extra rating for customer experience.’
Mr Kohli said it didn’t seem right that the snacks the money for the snacks for custoemrs was coming out of the drivers pocket, which is how the idea for Grabox was formed.
Ride Share Drivers Association of Australia President Rosalina Kariotakis told News Corp drivers were curious about the new device.
She said the idea seemed like it would benefit full-time drivers the most.
‘It’s great to be supporting an Australian company doing this when we don’t have a local ride share service yet.’