While Uber is generally known as the modernized, Internet-connected car service, a friend-of-a-friend has discovered it can also be used for efficient local delivery. Of course, the rates may exceed a specialized service like Takeout Taxi and your driver may object, but the courier/delivery possibilities seem nearly endless. And the Southern Californian in question had a driver arrive at his home at which point he requested the car drive off to buy and deliver a pack of smokes. Which he did. Score?
I’ve yet to use Uber, as the fees to transport me from DC-proper to the
hinterlands exurbs have been a bit more than I can bare. But maybe I’ll finally take the plunge next week after the Verizon/Fosterly Connected Home event.