Uber to Shutter Its On-Demand Small-Item Delivery Service

By PlanetLaundry Staff, CLA Member posted 04-05-2018 16:08

UberRush.jpgOn June 30, Uber will sunset its on-demand delivery service for laundry, groceries, flowers and other items under 30 pounds. The ride-hailing service has notified its users in an email that it will be shutting down UberRush, which has been doing deliveries for businesses in New York City, San Francisco and Chicago since 2015.

Uber has confirmed the shutdown to TechCrunch, telling the publication that it’s applying the lessons it learned from running the division to its UberEats food delivery business.

Unlike UberRush, UberEats drummed up enough interest to expand to more than 200 markets around the world. In fact, restaurants used to be able to deliver food through Rush until the company scaled it back and decided to make Eats its official food delivery division last year.

“We’re winding down UberRush deliveries and ending services by the end of June,” an Uber spokesperson told TechCrunch. “We’re thankful for our partners and hope the next three months will allow them to make arrangements for their delivery needs.”


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