From an email:
“Laundry stacking up because you’re out of detergent? Forget to grab shampoo while at the grocery store? Uber now has you covered.
Today, we’re announcing the latest experiment from the Uber Garage and helping Washingtonians put these problems in the past with the Uber Corner Store!
With Corner Store, users in select areas can request toiletries, baby supplies, medicine and more through the Uber app, on-demand. This limited-time-only experiment will run for a few weeks, but may extend with growing demand.
To start, Corner Store will only be available Monday through Friday from 9am to 9pm. Availability may change based on demand.
Corner Store is only available to a select number of Uber DC riders within a limited area.
No cash required! Your Corner Store order will be charged directly to your Uber account.
How it works: (since Corner Store is only available to a select number of Uber DC riders, the option won’t be visible for everyone)
Open the app and toggle to the “CORNER STORE” option at the bottom of your screen.
Set your location and confirm your delivery address.
If a driver is available in your area, we’ll shoot you a text message with a link to the items available for purchase.
Be prepared! Your driver will give you a call and take your order a few minutes before arriving.
Just like other Uber trips, your driver will notify you when he/she is arriving at your set delivery location.”