Uber is closing the doorways on its on-demand bundle supply service for retailers, RUSH, in New York Metropolis, San Francisco and Chicago, TechCrunch has realized. In an e-mail to customers, Uber mentioned it plans to shut RUSH operations June 30, 2018.
“At Uber, we consider in making large daring bets, and whereas ending UberRUSH comes with some disappointment, we are going to proceed our mission of constructing dependable expertise that serves folks and cities all around the world,” Uber’s NYC RUSH staff wrote to prospects.
Uber has since confirmed the wind-down.
“We’re winding down UberRUSH deliveries and ending companies by the top of June,” an Uber spokesperson informed TechCrunch. “We’re grateful for our companions and hope the following three months will enable them to make preparations for his or her supply wants. We’re already making use of lots of the teachings we realized collectively to our UberEats meals supply enterprise in over 200 international markets throughout greater than 100,000 eating places.”
With UberRUSH, which I forgot nonetheless existed, folks can request deliveries for objects not more than 30 kilos in dimension, besides animals, alcohol, unlawful objects, stolen items and harmful objects like weapons and explosives. Final April, Uber stopped offering courier companies to eating places, encouraging them to as a substitute use UberEATS, the corporate’s meals supply service. The shutdown of UberRUSH comes shortly after Shyp, an on-demand transport firm, introduced its final day of operations.