With the launch of UberRUSH in October, we set out to help local businesses improve delivery in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco through our online product and platform partners like Shopify and delivery.com. Since then, thousands of local businesses have started using UberRUSH to save their customers time and hassle.
We’re excited about how this product supports local businesses, but we also know that a lot of companies – and their customers – are looking for an easy way to get items delivered more quickly. Many companies rely on automated operations, have complex logistics networks or are in need of a more flexible solution that can fit their business and customers’ needs. That’s why beginning today, we’re introducing the UberRUSH API. Currently available to a closed set of partners, this new API will help businesses big and small build on-demand delivery right into their existing infrastructure and apps.
Here’s how businesses are using the UberRUSH API:
Customer experience is key. Nordstrom knows speed and convenience is important to customers and is using UberRUSH to offer fast and easy same day delivery for their customers at their flagship store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. 1800flowers, the leading destination for floral and gourmet gifts, on the other hand, is using UberRUSH in New York to deliver fresh floral arrangements, while T-Mobile will give customers in San Francisco super-fast delivery when ordering a new smartphone.
We’re also working with companies to change the way we all think about how to shop and eat. From Rent the Runway, which offers a designer outfit for every occasion, to Operator –chat-based shopping assistance, Curbside — an app that does the shopping for you at local stores, and Google Express — delivery from your favorite stores, UberRUSH is powering new ways of shopping that help you save time.
Feeling hungry? Order from over 25,000 restaurants with partners like EatStreet and restaurant platform Olo, which powers popular restaurants like Noodles & Company, Which Wich and many more. These companies are tapping into the UberRUSH API to ensure your items or meals get to you quickly.
Even for the most sophisticated and complex logistics companies, we believe getting packages from A to B should be as easy as getting a ride. That’s why we’re working with platforms like SAP who is the market leader in enterprise application software. We’ve also partnered with Bergen Logistics and Trade Global, who are the industry leaders and logistics backbone for top global retailers like Rebecca Minkoff and Cole Haan. Now they too can use the power of UberRUSH to integrate on-demand delivery directly into every business in their network with a few lines of code.
Many of our partners are already running pilots in San Francisco, Chicago and NYC, and in the next couple of months we’re excited to add even more. We’re hoping that one day through the UberRUSH API, getting anything in your city will be more affordable and reliable than getting in your car to pick it up yourself.
See how UberRUSH is powering businesses big and small at uber.com/rush.