It looks like Uber is trying to expand its business into more delivery options. Earlier this week the company started offering food delivery in some locations and now it looks like they’re also testing some other forms of delivery. Specifically, the company is looking at giving high-end retailers the ability to use Uber to deliver goods to customers quickly. Some of the stores reportedly in talks with Uber for the service include Tiffany’s, Louis Vuitton, and Neiman Marcus. With the service Uber drivers would be carrying around cargo as well as people, and would simply pick up that diamond ring or fancy suit on their way to retrieve another passenger.
If successful, Uber could create a program that rivals that of eBay and Amazon’s same-day services. Handy from Consumer Reports likes the idea since Uber already has drivers on the road, it will cut down considerably on the cost of hiring drivers and paying for vehicles. Even if drivers are paid the same amount as carrying around a human passenger, something like $20 to get that $2000 suit driven across town is a no-brainer for many wealthier clients who would rather not head downtown to pick something up but would appreciate receiving product the same day they buy it.