Uber Introduces New Services: Uber Shuttle and Uber Caregiver, Plus Costco Perks

Uber has announced several new product updates at the company’s annual Go-Get showcase in New York City, aimed at helping customers save money on rides and food. These updates reflect Uber’s continued push to drive growth and demand across its mobility and delivery business segments.

One of the key new offerings is Uber Shuttle, which will provide riders with a more affordable way to get to the airport, work, and live events such as sports games and concerts. Users can reserve seats on an Uber Shuttle, which will be operated by local shuttle services with commercially licensed drivers. The shuttles will have between 14 and 55 seats, and users can reserve up to five seats as early as seven days in advance. The cost of the shuttle will be a fraction of the price of a ride with UberX and will not be impacted by surge pricing. The feature will initially roll out at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium and select concert venues in Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Charlotte.

Another new feature announced by Uber is Uber Caregiver, which allows users to add caregivers directly to their profiles. This will enable caregivers to book rides for those they care for and order medical supplies and groceries on their behalf. The feature will also support three-way chats between drivers, riders, and caregivers and allow users to apply insurance benefits where applicable to minimize out-of-pocket costs.

Additionally, Costco will now be available as an on-demand option within Uber Eats in select locations across the U.S. Users can order products from Costco even without a membership, but members will save between 15% and 20% compared to nonmembers. Costco members can enter their member numbers in the Uber Eats app and are eligible for 20% off of Uber One, the company’s subscription membership.

Uber is also introducing a new feature called “Lists” to Uber Eats, which allows users to curate and share lists of restaurants and go-to spots. Examples provided by the company include “date night desserts” and “toddler-approved” meals.

Furthermore, Uber is launching a new feature that allows users to schedule a shared ride in advance, saving them around 25% on average compared to a typical ride on UberX. Scheduled UberX Share rides are initially launching in cities with high return-to-office rates, such as New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and San Diego.

Lastly, Uber will offer its Uber One membership program at a discounted rate for college students, providing access to free items and special deals on orders from popular restaurants. The Uber One Student Plan will launch in the U.S. in May and roll out to other countries in the following months.

Overall, these new product updates and features from Uber demonstrate the company’s commitment to providing customers with more affordable and convenient transportation and food delivery options.

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