UberRUSH is piloting a bike and foot courier service designed to get things where you need them to be. For $15 a trip, Uber can dispatch couriers to transport everything from legal documents to high-fashion garments to house keys for guests.
Rather than focusing solely on transportation, the addition of UberRUSH uses the same back-end technology to easily track deliveries, making it a logical addition to their service offerings.
Ubers’ additional service of transporting things rather than just people stems from a shifting economy and the increased demand to move the physical—navigating urban logistics in a world where crowded cities will only continue to expand.
Earlier, we discussed Shyp, a company that would pick up anything you needed to mail and ship it for you. While UberRUSH focuses on getting things from point A to point B, it’s no surprise that we’re starting to see a logistical shift in service offerings. With more and more being done online, we still need time and resources to do things in the physical world.