by William White | April 8, 2014 11:58 am
Uber is testing out a new courier service in New York City called UberRUSH.
UberRUSH is a service that allows people to send items to one another for a fee. Businessweek’s Joshua Brustein tested the service and was charged $25 to send a a book, a granola bar, and a dollar bill from East 59th Street and Lexington Avenue to Battery Park City. The delivery took about 90 minutes to complete. Similar services would’ve charged $30 to $46 for the same delivery.
UberRUSH is currently only being tested between 110th Street and Southern Manhattan. The service utilizes pedestrians and bicyclists to make deliveries and charges anywhere from $15 to $30. If the test is successful, Uber may expand it to more areas and cities, Businessweek notes.
UberRUSH currently runs 24 hours a day. However, Uber expects most of its deliveries to be made during daytime hours, TechCrunch notes.
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