Uber Planning Launch of Same-Day Merchant Delivery Program

According to TechCrunch, Uber is quietly prepping a new program that would offer online shoppers same-day delivery service via UberRUSH couriers and Uber drivers. Sources indicate that Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton, Neiman Marcus and Tiffany’s are among the retailers in talks with the Uber Merchant Delivery program. More than 400 merchants are reportedly in discussions with Uber or have already been testing the service. “Experimenting and finding new, creative ways for the Uber app to provide even greater value to our riders and driver partners is a way of life at Uber,” said a company spokesperson. “We have been piloting UberRUSH with multiple retailers for the last year.”