UberRUSH – Now Open for Business in Chicago, NYC, and SF

In hundreds of cities across the globe, you can press a button and get a ride in minutes. Now, through UberRUSH, business owners can use that same technology to get customers pretty much anything in minutes.

Why are we partnering with local businesses to improve delivery? Think about all the times you hop in the car to pick up groceries, house supplies, or Sunday night takeout. These little runs seem harmless but they add up. In fact, 20% of all trips in the US are just to move things from A to B* – and we’re wasting thousands of hours and gallons taking them.

If every local business delivered, we’d all save time and energy. But most simply can’t. Day-to-day operations are already complicated and delivery can cause all sorts of logistical headaches. There has never been a simple local delivery solution. Until now.

Today with the launch of UberRUSH, every business in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco has the power to get customers what they want, when they want it.

Blockheads, Indie Fresh, Sam & Lex, and hundreds of other local businesses are already using UberRUSH to make faster, cheaper, and more reliable deliveries. With help from our business platform partners Shopify, Clover, ChowNow, Bigcommerce and BloomNet as well as local on-demand ordering platforms like delivery.com, millions of owners can integrate on-demand delivery into their businesses. Here’s what UberRUSH helps them do:

  • Order and track deliveries instantly: Ken and Don Sofer, owners of NYC burrito favorite Blockheads, use UberRUSH to follow thousands of lunch and dinner orders from kitchen to customer every day. “It allows us to do what we do best. Before we even make the food, the UberRUSH guys are sitting here with a backpack on, ready to take it.”
  • Expand delivery zones: Healthy food spot Indie Fresh delivers nutritious, chef-prepared meals on demand and maintains product quality while serving all of Manhattan from one brick and mortar location. CEO Shom Chowdhury has been able to expand business “without the cost and infrastructure needed to grow it.”
  • Integrate with existing tools and platforms: Sister-owned boutique Sam & Lex uses Shopify to process online orders and UberRUSH to deliver them. The sisters say their clients are “obsessed with UberRUSH”  because they are able to see an item online and “try it on at home 20 minutes later.”

Businesses that tap into UberRUSH will make getting anything in your city faster, more reliable, and more affordable than picking it up yourself. It’s time to save business owners the headache, save you the trip, and save us all a bit more time.

If you run a business or know someone who does, see how UberRUSH can help it grow.

Interested in becoming a delivery partner? See how you can get involved.


ABOUT

Shopify – is a leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to design, set up and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media such as Pinterest and Facebook, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. The platform also provides a merchant with a powerful back-office and a single view of their business. The Shopify platform was engineered for reliability and scale, using enterprise-level technology made available to businesses of all sizes.

Clover – a subsidiary of First Data, Clover has reinvented the traditional point of sale by building both innovative, purpose-built hardware as well as a leading cloud based software platform. Clover is able to best serve merchants and create opportunity for developers through the Clover App Market, which recently surpassed the 100-app milestone. With apps developed specifically for the restaurant, retail and services industries, merchants can customize their systems to the specific needs of their business. Details about the Clover Developer Program are available at https://www.clover.com/developers. More information about Clover products is available at https://www.firstdata.com/en_us/products/small-business/all-solutions.html.

ChowNow – is the leading mobile and online food ordering platform for restaurants. Since 2010, ChowNow has built personalized ordering systems for more than 3,000 restaurants nationwide – making it easy for customers to order directly from their website, Facebook page, and branded iPhone and Android apps. Based in Los Angeles, ChowNow is dedicated to helping restaurants grow their to-go businesses, strengthen customer relationships, and compete with national chains using best-in-class technology.

Bigcommerce – is the leading cloud ecommerce platform for fast-growing and mid-market brands. Online stores built on Bigcommerce achieve more traffic, higher conversion and superior performance. Same store sales for mid-market merchants on the Bigcommerce platform grew approximately twice as much as the ecommerce industry average, according to analysis conducted by market research firm Ipsos. Bigcommerce enables merchants such as Cetaphil, Dorco, Duck Commander, Martha Stewart and Travelpro to cost-effectively grow their businesses by focusing on marketing and selling, not technology. For more information, visit.

BloomNet – as the leading floral industry service provider, BloomNet, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM®, is focused on continually exceeding the expectations of its select community of Florists. Retail Florists across the nation and around the globe rely upon BloomNet as their trusted source for unique personalized service, comprehensive florist care, innovative programs, and quality products designed to increase their viability. BloomNet is committed to working side by side with our Florists to foster industry education, build community, and develop long term relationships built on trust, commitment, and dependability.

delivery.com – powers the neighborhood economy by connecting people with the local businesses they love. Online or on the app, customers can order on demand from local restaurants, wine and spirits shops, grocery stores and dry cleaners in cities all across the country.

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Survey