Now, Uber Wants to Deliver Packages for You

Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox

Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now!
1 min read
This story originally appeared on CNBC

App-based car-hire start-up Uber is launching a dedicated service Tuesday, starting in .

"It's an Uber for things," said Josh Mohrer, general manager of Uber NYC.

#insert RSS here#

The new service, called UberRUSH, uses a courier on foot or on bike to deliver a package from anywhere in Manhattan to anywhere else, for between $15 and $30, depending on the the distance traveled in the city, Mohrer said. In most cases, delivery would take under an hour, he said.

The app, available Tuesday, also lets parties on both ends of the transaction track the progress of the courier in real time.

Mohrer wouldn't say how many couriers Uber has hired right now, but that the company intends to "always have enough" people. The service will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The company plans to roll it out to other cities.

More from Entrepreneur

Get heaping discounts to books you love delivered straight to your inbox. We’ll feature a different book each week and share exclusive deals you won’t find anywhere else.
Amplify your business knowledge and reach your full entrepreneurial potential with Entrepreneur Insider’s exclusive benefits. For just $5 per month, get access to premium content, webinars, an ad-free experience, and more! Plus, enjoy a FREE 1-year Entrepreneur magazine subscription.
Entrepreneur Store scours the web for the newest software, gadgets & web services. Explore our giveaways, bundles, "Pay What You Want" deals & more.

Latest on Entrepreneur