UPDATE: Another Take on Uber in St. Louis
October 2, 2015 | By John Bracamontes |
I recently wrote a post (Uber vs Taxi in St. Louis) on how I didn’t think that St. Louis needed Uber for ride services and while I still stand behind that statement, I will add to it by saying that St. Louis getting the Uber service will benefit the city immensely in other ways.
After thinking about the possibilities Uber had for other services that required logistics with good penetration and density such as delivery services (technically they are delivering people now), I did some research and found that Uber has been working on this.
They currently have UberRUSH in NYC for delivering small parcels, they also have UberCARGO in Hong Kong for delivering large items and in Chicago they have UberEATS for food delivery.
Having this network in place with such an efficient platform, other companies will soon utilize Uber for their logistics as well. This has already been approached and attempted by companies like Amazon, Starbucks and Apple.
So while I still think the Taxi issue in St. Louis could have been solved with a better technology implementation and a change in leadership, I now am very excited about the fact that Uber is here in St. Louis!