To enable drivers to make more money, Uber has partnered with Cargo, a startup that makes it easy for rideshare drivers to sell goods to their passengers. Cargo works by giving drivers free boxes, filled with goods like gum, phone chargers and snacks, to sell to passengers from the centre of the car console.
According to the report in TechCrunch, Cargo will provide these boxes to drivers for free. The only requirement is that drivers must have at least a 4.7 rating and be relatively active on the platform.
Each Cargo box comes with both free samples and items for purchase. Drivers earn at least $1 per order, even if what the rider gets is free.
Uber drivers in San Francisco and Los Angeles can pick up Cargo boxes at one of Uber’s driver support locations. While this is an exclusive business partnership, Cargo will continue to let drivers sell its goods even if they don’t drive for Uber.
Customers request and pay for goods via Cargo’s mobile site, but Uber hopes to integrate Cargo’s functionality into its app. To date,
Although the Uber-Cargo partnership is just running in the US, we envision that it will be extended to other parts of the world including Africa,