If every local business in New York City provided on-demand delivery, it would change the way we explore and experience our city. When business owners save you the trip, you have the opportunity to try products and brands, which may be out of reach because of limited hours in the day or because you’ve simply been avoiding the cross-town journey.

Today with the launch of a new business platform powered by UberRUSH, every business in our New York service area now has the means to get customers what they want, when they want it.

According to census data there are 105,000 small businesses with less than 500 employees in Manhattan alone, all of whom will now be able to leverage UberRUSH to offer same-day delivery, reach new customers, and expand their business. And it doesn’t cost business owners a cent to join UberRUSH—all they have to do is sign up.

UberRUSH first launched in NYC in April of 2014 allowing users to have items quickly transported across the service area. More recently several local businesses, including Blockheads, Indie Fresh, Sam & Lex, and Our Harvest have participated in an UberRUSH pilot to make faster, cheaper, and more reliable deliveries.


“I wanted to make sure I could hit every customer from one location, but I didn’t want to manage the delivery business … the only way I saw that happening was with UberRUSH.”

Shom Chowdhury, CEO of Indie Fresh

“UberRUSH has allowed us to start thinking about expanding our whole delivery range. It opens up the world.”

Ken and Don Sofer, owners of Blockheads


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“Uber continues to develop innovative and pioneering solutions for small businesses across Manhattan – From UberEATS to UberRUSH, businesses are eager to reach more customers in a cheaper and more efficient manner.”

Ken Biberaj, Chairman of the Board of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

“The Brooklyn Chamber fully supports anything that helps our borough’s businesses, and UberRUSH will provide them with a terrific and expedient delivery option. I look forward to partnering with Uber to ensure merchants utilize this platform to reach new customers, improve their service and grow their businesses.”

Carlo Scissura, President and CEO at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

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