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Uber drivers could soon offer you an energy bar or phone charger during your ride.
The ride-hailing giant announced on Thursday that it's partnering with in-car commerce startup Cargo to let riders purchase items while they're on the go.
For now, it's only available for drivers in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
In its quest to help drivers make more money on the job, Uber has inked a deal with Cargo, a startup that provides ride-hailing drivers with boxes of snacks and items passengers can purchase.
The bottom line: Earnings are drivers' top priority, so it's in Uber's best interest to help them earn more. In turn, this can motivate drivers to work more hours, which benefits Uber (and it doesn't have to fund these incentives itself).
Today, it was revealed via a press release that Uber and in-car commerce provider Cargo have struck a global partnership that will "delight riders with snacks, beverages, electronics, and beauty products while on a trip." Essentially, Cargo will provide drivers with boxes filled with the aforementioned products that can be strapped onto armrests. When a rider enters the car they can simply scan the barcode on the top of the box with their phones to see what's inside. About 30% of the box's content will be free samples that brands have paid Cargo to distribute, while the remaining offerings will only run riders a few bucks on average.
Ever hop in an Uber and realize you totally forgot to bring your headphones, phone charger, or a snack? Your driver may be able to help.
Some drivers already offer things like water or gum to passengers on their own dime. But Uber today announced it's partnering with a company called Cargo to let drivers offer riders free samples and items for purchase. Drivers in San Francisco and Los Angeles can get a free Cargo box filled with snacks, small electronic accessories, personal care items, energy, and beauty products to place in the center console of their vehicles.
Don't be surprised if you get a sales pitch the next time you step into an Uber car. The ridesharing service has formed a partnership with Cargo to give drivers free boxes full of goods they can sell to passengers through a mobile app, ranging from snacks to phone chargers -- if you didn't get a bite to eat before leaving for the airport, you won't have to wait to get your fix. Drivers in Los Angeles and San Francisco can pick up the boxes today at Uber's support centers (known as Greenlight Hubs), and there are plans to expand to other cities with Cargo service (including New York City, Atlanta and Dallas).
In case you haven’t noticed, Uber’s been busy. They just launched new pickup features that make it so you never have to call your driver again, they’re going to let you rent scooters through the app, and you can now use Venmo to pay for your ride. The latest? The company’s adding one more way for you to spend that Venmo balance: at an in-car vending machine.
Uber is making it easy for drivers in San Francisco and Los Angeles to grab a center console box full of snacks and electronics for riders to buy and sample.
Uber is partnering with Cargo, a service that provides drivers with free boxes stocked with snacks and small electronics like mobile chargers. Drivers can offer free samples but riders can also buy something from the box directly through the Cargo app on their phones.
Uber has announced plans to help drivers earn extra cash by allowing them to sell goods to passengers during trips. The new offering comes as the ride-hailing giant revealed an official tie-up with in-car commerce startup Cargo.
Since last year, Cargo has been providing drivers with ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft with boxes of goodies to sell to passengers. Now, with its exclusive partnership with Uber, drivers working for the behemoth can register with Cargo if they choose and pick up Cargo boxes at Uber's Greenlight Hubs in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Cargo wants to turn Uber vehicles into portable vending machines, and it's now teamed up with Uber to do it. On Thursday, New York-based startup Cargo announced that it now has an exclusive partnership with Uber to distribute its snack-filled mini vending machines to drivers through Uber's driver hubs where drivers go to sign up and get support. In return, Uber will receive some equity in Cargo if it hits certain milestones.
Uber has teamed up with Cargo, a startup that makes it easy for rideshare drivers to sell goods to their passengers. Cargo works by giving drivers free boxes, filled with goods like gum, phone chargers and snacks, to sell to passengers from the center of the car console.
Uber unveiled the partnership on Thursday saying the vending service will make rides better for passengers and give its drivers a way to make extra money. Cargo has been operating since June 2017 and is in nine cities, including New York, Baltimore and Atlanta. Now it's expanding to San Francisco and Los Angeles.