Uber in Pakistan has announced the launch of Uber Connect, a delivery technology solution that allows users to send/receive shipments and request deliveries via the Uber app.
The added service will further help the mounting community of customers and drivers who have come to rely on the tech business, particularly as a second COVID-19 wave is being dealt with by the country.
Uber Connect is Uber Delivery’s latest interface that was launched in Pakistan earlier this year in an answer to new customer demands formed by nationwide lockdown measures.
Uber Connect, in contrast, is a more complex and diverse new delivery product that provides two types of services: one where users can send parcels to and from friends and family, and the other is a stop-and-shop service such as Delivery, where drivers can pick up deliveries on behalf of users from adjacent stores.
“Pakistan is one of a handful of countries throughout the Middle East and Africa to launch Uber Connect, based on the success of our delivery service earlier this year,” said Saad Naveed Pall, General Manager at Uber Pakistan.
We are proud to be able to utilize our technical skills and creativity to design new services that not only provide customers with ease but also provide drivers with better economic opportunities.
He further said that the launch of Uber Connect is a reflection of Uber’s ongoing efforts to keep our neighborhoods healthy while operating in the new normal, and we will continue to move forward and adapt to evolving customer trends.
Furthermore, Uber was looking to increase more earning chances for drivers who were hit by coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown.
The new added feature Uber Connect is available only in Pakistan’s three big cities, Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. To utilize the service, the package must be within 15 kg in weight, under Rs 3,000 in monetary value and must be properly sealed by the sender for a flawless delivery.