The new service is called Uber Connect. The service 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.
“While restrictions continue to ease in level 2 of the nationwide lockdown, social distancing is still imperative – Uber Connect aims to keep users connected while encouraging social distancing. This feature provides a cost-effective, on-demand, no-contact delivery solution for family and friends,” said Uber South Africa.
How Uber Connect Works?
Your first step will be to package the items in a sealed box or bag, wiping down surfaces with disinfectant. Then you will inform your driver ‘Where to?’ drop off your items in your Uber app.
Next, choose Uber Connect as the ride (you may have to swipe up for the option). After this, you will get notifications providing instructions on how to help ensure a smooth pickup and when your driver-partner is arriving. As you see the car approach in the app, you should head outside and load your item into the car boot to ease, hasten and smooth the process.
We’re excited to see the creative ways that users will continue to do their part by staying home, but using technology to stay connected. We may be physically apart but we’re all finding creative ways to connect and share the love during this tough time.
Uber advises you to share your trip with up to 5 people in your contact list. Unless it’s a surprise gift, this will help easily monitor the delivery’s progress.