On the 30th of June, Uber is set to shut down the company’s on-demand delivery service for groceries, laundry, flowers and just about anything that is under 30 pounds that are not considered illegal items or, well, cute pets. The ride-hailing service has informed its users through in an email that it is shutting down UberRush. The said service has been performing deliveries for companies in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City since 2015. The company has confirmed the said shutdown to TechCrunch. It informed the publication that it is applying the lessons that it has learned from running the division to its food delivery business called the UberEats.
Not like UberRush, UberEats has drummed up enough interest to expand to more than 200 markets across the world. In fact, various restaurants made use of Rush to be able to deliver food orders until Uber scaled it back and chose to make Eats its official food delivery division last year.
All the spokesperson said to TechCrunch was: “We’re winding down UberRush deliveries and ending services by the end of June.
“We’re thankful for our partners and hope the next three months will allow them to make arrangements for their delivery needs.”