TeleCrunch confirmed the news earlier this week after the company informed customers the service would officially stop this summer.
“We’re winding down UberRUSH deliveries and ending services by the end of June,” an Uber spokesperson explained to TechCrunch. “We’re thankful for our partners and hope the next three months will allow them to make arrangements for their delivery needs. We’re already applying a lot of the lessons we learned together to our Uber Eats food delivery business in over 200 global markets across more than 100,000 restaurants.”
Launched in 2014 exclusively in Manhattan, UberRush allowed customers to request delivery of small packages less than 30 pounds, except for alcohol, animals, illegal goods, or dangerous items like guns and explosives. The service expanded to Chicago and San Francisco in the following year, but never caught on like Uber’s food delivery service Uber Eats.
In April 2017, Uber announced the courier service could no longer be used for restaurants, which effectively made Uber Eats the company’s official food delivery service. This transition likely sealed RUSH’s fate.
According to TechCrunch, the courier service will end on June 30.