Uber closes the doors of its on-demand parcel delivery service, RUSH, in New York, San Francisco and Chicago, TechCrunch learned. In an email to users, Uber said it plans to close RUSH's operations on June 30, 2018.
"At Uber, we believe in bold big bets, and while ending UberRUSH comes with some sadness, we will continue our mission of building reliable technology that serves people and cities around the world," wrote the company. NYC RUSH team. customers.
Since then, Uber has confirmed the liquidation.
"We are finishing deliveries from UberRUSH and ending services by the end of June," said an Uber spokesman at TechCrunch. "We are grateful to our partners and we hope that the next three months will allow them to make arrangements for their delivery needs.We already apply many of the lessons we have learned together to our food delivery business. UberEats in more than 200 global markets through more than 100,000 restaurants. "
With UberRUSH, which I have forgotten still existed, people can request deliveries for items over 30 pounds, except animals, alcohol, illegal items, stolen property and other items. dangerous items like weapons and explosives. Last April, Uber stopped providing messenger services to restaurants, encouraging them to use UberEATS, the company's food delivery service. The closure of UberRUSH comes shortly after Shyp, an on-demand shipping company, announced its last day of business.