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Piloting Uber Same-day parcel delivery service Uber Connect in the UK

Piloting Uber Same-day parcel delivery service Uber Connect in the UK

Uber announced on Thursday the expansion of its same-day delivery service Uber Connect, which is now piloted with users in the United Kingdom.

Uber Connect, the latest on-demand service from Uber Technologies, allows users to book couriers through the Uber ride-hailing app, with the ability to track packages while traveling, a “Receive a package” delivery option to request items from family friends, contactless pickup and more.

The delivery service was originally launched in the US in April 2020.

As we learn to live in the new normal, Uber wants to help you navigate this new way of life. We want to make your life a little easier. That’s why we launched a new product, Uber Connect, to make it easier than ever to send packages, items and goods to others. Uber Connect is an easy, same-day, contactless delivery solution that allows people to send items whether it’s a care package for a loved one, a gift for a friend’s birthday, an item that You sold it online or a home item item to your colleague.

The service does not allow shippers to insure their packages against damage or loss and is only recommended for packages up to 13 kg.