Thinking about a local side business? UberRush can handle your deliveries

Ready to awaken your inner entrepreneur? Maybe you’ve been watching others succeed with an on-demand business model and thought, “Oh man, I could do that!” Well now, UberRush could play a role if you want to build your own on-demand empire or even just pursue a side business. It’s all about logistics planning. Once you make, bake, assemble, or re-sell something, this service will help you get your stuff to the people who want it.  UberRush recently opened to the public so developers anywhere can help small businesses hook up with Uber for local deliveries.

UberRush isn’t brand new, it’s been in the planning stages since early 2015, as reported by TechCrunch. The initial idea was to support wide-scale merchant delivery services, and beginning in January 2016, UberRush is rolling out or testing with Nordstrom, 1800flowers, T-Mobile, and Walmart.

On the local level, UberRush is available for both online and offline merchants who set up a Shopify storefront, according to Fast Company. But what about for that awesome business idea that came to you on your morning run? Or what if you wanted to make some money from a hobby? UberRush could work in those cases, too.

Now, it would be nice if you could just click one button and instantly have UberRush integrated with your blog, website, or mobile app. It’s not that easy, though, and we’re no way suggesting you learn to code or become an UberRush developer yourself. But you will need some IT support to integrate UberRush with your own site.

Maybe you have a local craft business and like to design and produce your work but don’t want to have to make deliveries or get involved with shipping. If you have an existing business where demand fluctuates during the week, or a seasonal business, UberRush could potentially simplify deliveries and remove that obstacle from your business growth path.

Uber is going to have workshops in Chicago, NYC, and San Francisco the week beginning June 27 to kick off the developer version of UberRush. The workshops will let developers show off how they’ve integrated UberRush with small businesses. Developers don’t have to wait for a workshop and don’t need to wait for your website designer, blog builder, or mobile app developer, however. If you’re interested, you can go to the UberRush developer site for more information, business application ideas, or to access the UberRush widget or Software Developer Kit.

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