ALBANY — Uber announced Dec. 9 the launch of its new delivery service, Uber Connect, throughout upstate New York, allowing residents to easily send packages to others nearby.
The company says the service will especially help those who are social distancing. Uber Connect allows users to send a broad range of items from their homes in a cost effective, same-day, no-contact manner.
Users can send a wide range of items by simply requesting “Uber Connect” in their Uber app. This option is currently available in more than 25 cities in Australia, Mexico and the United States. Connect is part of Uber’s effort to look beyond food and grocery transportation, and to provide on-demand and scheduled last-mile delivery solutions for consumers and businesses alike.
Here’s how it works: customers open their Uber app and look for the “Connect” option on their home screen. Once they select Connect they input the pickup and dropoff location and confirm the request. An Uber driver will then come to their house, pick up the package and deliver it for them. Connect was built to provide a contactless experience. Customers simply meet their delivery person at the curb after a request is booked, carefully deposit their delivery items in the vehicle and track the package as they would an Uber trip.
More information about Uber Connect can be found at uber.com.