If you're looking to have something delivered these days, your options are far from limited. Some companies, like Amazon, are even experimenting with new delivery methods, such as using drones. Traditional options for businesses, such as using UPS or hiring a driver, are on the verge of experiencing a serious shakeup caused by the introduction of new options from many different tech giants. On top of everything else they're doing these days, it would seem that Uber is looking to help usher in the delivery revolution with a new service called UberRUSH. The new service is looking to enlist businesses to partner up with promises of fast delivery, low cost and precision delivery tracking.
The new service essentially turns businesses' deliveries into Uber fares. UberRUSH is also integrated with many existing storefront management platforms like ChowNow, Shopify and Clover to make signing up and getting deliveries on the road as painless as possible for businesses. Additionally, businesses are given tools to mobilize, track and receive notifications on orders. Most of the magic happens on a fairly user-friendly map interface. When a delivery is ordered, a business can track the driver that's agreed to pick it up, then track the order itself as it makes its way to the customer. A business owner can also receive notifications about their delivery. As an added benefit, since drivers don't need to make a round trip, businesses can deliver in a wider area than they could using their own people.
UberRUSH is planned to roll out to a number of major metropolitan areas like San Francisco, Chicago and New York first, but no timeline has been stated just yet for a wider rollout. The cost is set to be fairly competitive within the instant delivery field. In San Francisco, for example, the first mile is $6, with every additional mile being $3. The signup form is already live at the source link, but only businesses in San Francisco, Chicago and New York can sign up at the moment. It hasn't been stated if Uber's burgeoning efforts in the self-driving car field will affect this new delivery business.