Uber closes UberRush, its on-demand delivery service, reports TechCrunch . In an email to customers, the company announced that it will terminate the program on June 30, 2018.
The company launched the on-demand delivery service in Manhattan in 2014, where users could hire someone to pick up a package Deliver it to another location. Later, the company expanded service to Chicago and San Francisco in 2015, but while it opened its Application Program Interface (API) for private companies to use as a delivery option, it never expanded beyond those three cities. In April 2017, Uber announced that restaurants could no longer use the service by moving the food distribution to another program, UberEats. A Uber spokesman confirmed the end of the program in a statement to TechCrunch, that the company is already teaching UberEats.
The closure of UberRush follows the sinking of another on-call shipping company, Shyp. It has reduced its operations in July and announced on Tuesday that it will be closed.