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Uber Wants to Deliver You Food, Packages and More!

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There’s no doubt Uber has taken off. Getting a car in less than 5 minutes almost from anywhere is pretty magical and it’s one of my favorite apps on my iPhone (and now Apple Watch). But Uber has bigger plans, according to reports, and they may soon be launching a new “merchant delivery program” using same-day service from their Uber drivers and couriers. Can Uber really try to deliver you food from your favorite restaurant, clothes from high-end retailers, and even everyday essentials?

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Uber has been experimenting with food delivery to customers in cities like Los Angeles, New York and Chicago with Uber Eats. They’ve also tested delivering “every day items” like toiletries, groceries, and medicine to customers in DC. Now, as reports claim, Uber is seriously considering expanding their very successful business to not only picking you up in a car, but delivering you other products via same-day delivery.

Techcrunch reports Uber is expanding their success to a new “merchant delivery program” by delivering customers’ products from high-end retailers too. Louis Vuitton, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany’s are reportedly beginning test deliveries in certain markets. Soon, we could see Uber combining these services into one program (driving service, groceries, food delivery, retail shopping delivery) using same-day service via Uber drivers and couriers.

Eventually, you could be in an Uber car riding to the airport and another customer’s Louis Vuitton handbag is in the front seat. Isn’t technology moxie?

 

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