Uber’s latest service helps customers transfer home, however solely in Hong Kong
Uber already gives a number of choices within the US, together with quirky seasonal ones like ice cream-on-demand. However the firm’s Hong Kong division has one thing not out there anyplace else: an experimental service (like UberFresh in California) that transports massive gadgets, bulk items, and even large pets. That choice, referred to as UberCargo, has been in beta for some time, nevertheless it’s now open to anybody in Hong Kong. It supplies clients with massive vans they will fill with their garments, produce, merchandise, furnishings or no matter they need — they will even experience with their items or monitor the van by way of the app.
Since loading cargo often takes time, clients are charged HK$1.60 (20 cents) per minute whereas the van is not shifting on prime of the HK$20 ($2.60) base fare. It then shifts to HK$four.50 (60 cents) per kilometer as soon as the car’s on its method. It isn’t totally shocking that the corporate has launched its cargo service in Hong Kong, seeing because it introduced in December that the $1.2 billion it raised from the newest funding spherical can be used for its Asian expasion. The corporate did not point out whether or not it’s going to make UberCargo out there outdoors Hong Kong, so for now, you will need to name up Two Males and a Truck in your shifting wants.