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Uber Disrupts Logistics Ecosystem With Uber Connect

Ride-hailing company, Uber, has again disrupted the existing framework in the logistics and parcel delivery ecosystem in Nigeria, giving it another touch of technological innovation.

This is following its introduction, in Lagos, of a new platform called Uber Connect.

The platform allows people to send parcels and goods from one consumer to another, leveraging the agility of Uber’s platform.

Uber designed the platform in a way customers can package the items in a sealed box or bag, wipe down surfaces with disinfectant and then tell the driver-partner ‘Where to’ deliver the parcel, right in the Uber app.

The platform is a motorbike version of the regular UberX app.

Uber Connect is to provide an affordable same-day delivery service for a cost-effective, on-demand, no-contact delivery solution for family and friends, as well as small businesses.

Uber Connect deliveries will be made by bike, which means that they will get from one user to another quicker, avoiding the traffic challenges often experienced in Lagos.

Customers will, “Choose Uber Connect as the ride, and will provide instructions on how to help ensure a smooth pickup.

Uber Country Manager for Nigeria, Tope Akinwumi, explained that “As you see the motorbike approach in the app, you should head outside and load your item into the motorbike’s top box. Share the trip status with up to five people in your contact list. One of these should be the recipient so they can easily monitor the delivery’s progress.”

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Source: Vanguard

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