Uber has announced that it will be testing a new delivery service called Cornerstore.
The Uber app will offer users in Washington, DC the option to order from a catalogue of 100 household items. Selected items will then be delivered to their homes by available Uber drivers. There is no minimum purchase, no need to give a tip, and no delivery charge.
The company has been openly discussing its ambition to expand its services to more than simply conveying people from one location to another. The hope is that it will replace not only car and taxi services, but car-rental and delivery companies as well.
Should Cornerstore ever kick-off, it will put Uber in direct competition with Amazon and Google Express.