Uber is experimenting with a brand new service that enables customers to rent drivers from its app to finish on a regular basis family chores and initiatives, in a bid to develop past its current ridesharing and courier enterprise. The service, known as Uber Duties, will launch as a “small pilot” within the coming weeks in Fort Myers, Florida and Edmonton, Alberta.
The information, first reported by Bloomberg, confirms an earlier report from the publication in September that discovered proof for a brand new “Chore” choice inside the Uber app’s code. Uber Duties is basically an internet market for freelance laborers, very like TaskRabbit or Thumbtack — solely you’d be promoting duties particularly to Uber drivers and couriers who can opt-in to this system.
Uber drivers and couriers can see the estimated earnings for a process earlier than reserving.
Based on a press release supplied to The Verge by Uber spokesperson Conor Ferguson, customers can promote chores like furnishings meeting, snow elimination, at-home laundry, packing/unpacking, vacation adorning, yard cleanup, backyard upkeep, and garden mowing throughout the preliminary pilot. Uber couriers and drivers can then browse the unclaimed duties, with estimated earnings displayed earlier than reserving. “We’re all the time eager about methods to deliver folks extra methods to earn with Uber,” stated Ferguson to The Verge. “This small pilot is the latest approach for drivers and couriers to place their expertise to work and earn on their very own schedule.”