Uber piloting Uber Connect same-day package delivery service in the UK
Uber on Thursday announced the expansion of its Uber Connect same-day delivery service, which is now being piloted with users in the United Kingdom.
Uber Connect, the latest on-demand service from Uber Technologies, allows users to book couriers through the Uber ride-hailing app, with the ability to track packages during their journey, a ‘Receive a package’ delivery option for requesting items from friends and family, no-contact pick-up, and more.
The delivery service launched initially in the US in April 2020.
As we learn to live in the new normal, Uber wants to help you navigate through this new way of life. We want to make your life a little easier. That’s why we’ve launched a new product, Uber Connect, to make it easier than ever to send packages, items, and goods to others. Uber Connect is an easy, same-day, no-contact delivery solution that allows people to send items whether it’s a care package for a loved one, a gift for a friend’s birthday, an item you sold online or a work-from-home item to your colleague.
The service doesn’t allow senders to insure their packages against damage or loss and is only recommended for packages up to 13kg.