On Wednesday, Uber said that its Uber and Uber Eats apps will now provide return package shipment via mail carriers.
The “return a parcel” option, which allows users to send up to five packages at once for a $5 flat cost or $3 for Uber One members, is now available on the apps, which have historically been used for ride-hailing and food delivery services. At UPS, FedEx, or USPS, drivers will pick up the parcels and deliver them.
The Uber Connect programme, which debuted in 2020 as a same-day delivery alternative for users to send items to and from local destinations, will coexist with “Return a package” in a number of key metro areas around the nation.
Uber Connect only accepts pre-paid, sealed, and prepared-to-ship packages. Additional requirements include a 30 pound weight limit and a $100 value limit for packages. Some things, such money, gift cards, and fragile goods, are prohibited from delivery by Uber according to its shipping policies.
Customers can now monitor their shipments with live tracking in the Uber app, which will include a picture of the receipt once delivery is complete.