Uber Technologies is providing hourly and logistics package through its mobile app to better serve the Nigerian populace.
The company, which is into ride-hailing, food delivery, courier, freight among other services, stated this yesterday while announcing the launch of ‘Uber Connect’ and ‘Uber Hourly’ to kick off in Nigeria soon.
According to the statement, the hourly package is an alternative to on-demand, point-to-point trips that provides riders added convenience with no need to re-book their ride.
It said riders could use their time as they wish without having to request multiple one-way trips with different drivers when running an errand or getting things done.
Uber Connect provides people with a quick and affordable way to send packages to friends and family using the Uber app, the company added.
According to the Country Manager for Nigeria, Tope Akinwumi, the company wants to bring innovation to help people get anywhere and anything as cities start to move again.
“As we want to show our commitment to improving the lives of Nigerians and, more importantly, unlocking access to earning opportunities for drivers, we believe this announcement is a step in the right direction,” Akinwumi said.
He noted that the hourly service had already been launched in several cities around the world.
“We built this feature for those moments you anticipate you will need extra time getting things done, and so drivers can access a meaningful earnings opportunity while ‘locking in’ an upfront timeframe for the service provided.
“The agility of our platform allows us to quickly adapt our products to meet the evolving needs of communities impacted by the health crisis while experimenting with new revenue streams and earning opportunities for drivers,” Akinwumi added.
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