Uber is testing a new same-day delivery service powered by its network of drivers, according to a report from TechCrunch. More than 400 retailers and brands, including Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton, Neiman Marcus and Tiffany’s, have been either “in talks” with Uber or are already testing the delivery service.
Mobile shopping app Spring is partnering with Uber to test the program. The company sent a promotional email to app users offering delivery of select products from participating brands such as illesteva, Bing Bang Jewelry, Phyllis + Rosie, Mack Weldon, Jinsoon, Industry Standard, Outdoor Voices and Negative Underwear. Although the program undoubtedly targets consumers who want their orders as quickly as possible, it also targets higher-end brands with an online presence, as it empowers them to deliver locally available inventory to customers on the same day.