UberRUSH: Uber Tests Courier Service in NYC

by William White | April 8, 2014 11:58 am

Uber is testing out a new courier service[1] in New York City called UberRUSH.

uber-uberrush-courier-service[2]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[3] notes.

  1. a new courier service: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-07/with-uber-rush-the-car-service-tests-manhattan-only-courier-service
  2. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/uberlogo.jpg
  3. TechCrunch: http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/07/uberrush/

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