NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20- Uber has launched Uber Connect, a feature that allows users to send packages to family friends through the app.
The product provides a cost-effective same-day, no-contact delivery solution for family and friends in order to keep the government social distancing directive.
Uber’s Country manager Brian Njao said, “During this crisis, we have been working around the clock to find innovative ways to leverage our technology to assist consumers to move essential care packages while also enhancing earnings opportunities for drivers on our platform. With virtual gatherings becoming the new reality, special occasions and family traditions can still be memorable as Uber connects loved ones by moving what matters.”
According to Uber, the goal is to move what matters the most and to help drivers find essential work today, while unlocking new earning opportunities in the future.
Uber Connect can be used to deliver a variety of items such as care packages, groceries and much-needed supplies to loved ones while ensuring all social distancing and government directives are followed.