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Uber Launches Delivery Service “Connect” in Egypt

  • Uber has announced the launch of Uber Connect, its goods delivery tech solution in Egypt. The service allows users to send packages and request deliveries through the Uber app.
  • Uber Connect comes with of types of services — one where users can send packages to and from friends and family, and the second one is where drivers can pick up deliveries on behalf of the users from nearby stores
  • In a challenging year amid dwindling ride volumes, Uber’s delivery business has contributed significantly to the company’s revenues.

Uber has announced the launch of Uber Connect, its goods delivery tech solution in Egypt. The service allows users to send packages and request deliveries through the Uber app. This Falls under Uber’s global pledge to help people Move What Matters during COVID-19, Egypt is the first country to roll out the product in the MENA region to support locals as the country deals with the virus.

Uber Connect comes with of types of services — one where users can send packages to and from friends and family, and the second one is a stop and shop service, where drivers can pick up deliveries on behalf of the users from nearby stores. Facilitating everyday tasks for users via the app, Uber Connect strives to keep users linked while promoting social distance.

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The company has been proactively looking for opportunities to generate greater competition for existing passengers, with the goal of increasing the earnings of those impacted by the pandemic lockdown. Hence, as an on-demand service, deliveries facilitated via Uber Connect are carried out on the same day by Uber Scooter drivers. Scooter drivers who want to opt-in will now be able to accept delivery requests, as well as regular commute requests from the users.

“This is a proud moment for us as we add a new service to our app in Egypt, and is another first in the MENA region. Uber Connect has been designed to ease senders’ daily errands, while empowering drivers with new earning opportunities. By launching Uber Connect, we are taking a step forward to accelerate our efforts to keep our community safe, which has been our goal since the start of COVID-19. Our role as a technology company won’t stop here; we will continue to evolve to effectively and sustainably define the new normal during this unprecedented time,” said Ahmed Khalil, General Manager of Uber in Egypt.

Senders must pay the drivers in cash upon delivery of the ordered goods, and the trip fare can be paid in cash or by credit card.

The total value of items to be purchased on senders behalf will not exceed 500 EGP.

In a challenging year amid dwindling ride volumes, Uber’s delivery business has contributed significantly to the company’s revenues. Other African countries where Uber Connect operates are Kenya and South Africa.

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