Uber launches ‘Uber Connect’ – a new package delivery service

After grocery delivery & transportation of non-COVID-19 patients, Uber now piloting Uber Connect, a delivery service of packages between consumers in 4 cities - Gurugram,Kolkata, Guwahati & Jaipur. Will allow residents to send and receive packages while maintaining social distancing, packages should be transportable on a 2wheeler, has to be under 5 kgs, securely sealed & should not include prohibited items. "Similar to on-demand trips, you will be able to continue monitoring the trip's progress prior to pickup, en route, and at the drop-off. You can also share the delivery status with the recipient of the package," the blogpost said.

Steps to use Uber Connect :

  • Download the app – Get the free Uber app from the App Store or Google Play on your smartphone and open the app to create your account

  • After adding your pickup and delivery address, Uber Connect will appear in the Uber app as a new option in the vehicle selection scroller

  • You’ll be prompted to agree to package delivery T&Cs, and confirm that your item complies with those terms and request delivery

  • You’ll receive a notification once the driver is on their way to pick up your package. You can contact the driver directly for any special pickup or drop-off instructions

  • You can use the “Share My Trip” feature with your recipient so they can track the delivery and meet the driver to collect the package

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