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UberRUSH Brings Local Businesses Same-Day Delivery

The widely popular mobile application Uber has transformed the way people get from point A to point B. The company’s latest endeavor, UberRUSH, will provide small business owners that same technology to harness delivery services, according to the company.

This week, Uber rolled out the new delivery service for local businesses in Chicago, New York and San Francisco. UberRUSH will allow retailers to order and track deliveries, expand delivery zones and integrate with existing tools and platforms already on the market.

This service comes as more retailers are looking for ways to compete for customers through speedy delivery options. Uber joins companies testing and rolling out on-demand delivery services, like Amazon.com and Etsy, according to CNBC.

The new small business delivery platform is intended to attract businesses that may not have offered delivery in the past.

“This will give over 1,000 small businesses in New York City the chance to use Uber for same-day delivery,” Josh Mohrer, general manager for UberNYC, told CNBC. “With UberRUSH, it’s even easier for New Yorkers to patronize small businesses in their neighborhood with the push of a button.”

As the service continues to develop and potentially expand to additional markets, UberRUSH may allow independent home improvement retailers an opportunity to compete in same-day delivery with big-box retailers.

About Renee Changnon

Renee Changnon is the retail outreach coordinator for NRHA. She meets with retailers in their stores and at industry events and introduces them to the services NRHA provides. Renee previously worked as a member of the NRHA communications team. She earned a degree in visual journalism from Illinois State University, where she served as the features editor for the school newspaper. After college, she implemented marketing and promotions initiatives at Jimmy John’s franchise locations across the country. She enjoys exploring books with her book club, Netflix marathons and hosting goat yoga at her apartment complex. Renee Changnon 317-275-9442 rchangnon@nrha.org

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