uber stealing same day delivery from carriers

17 Feb

london 7.15am 5.7c cloudy wednesday 2016 ,yesterday’s low 0C.

looks like uber is going into the same day delivery business too. not yet in uk, but in other countries. we think of parcels, but how about takeaways? that is something uber might try to do too. or would it cost too much? at the moment pizza places have a fleet of motorbikes , all of them with learner plates haha, that carry the pizza to you. 

the courier business is big, that is why amazon is doing its own delivery now. it tried to bring in drones, but i think they might be rethinking that one.

the problem must be how to ensure the end person gets that parcel. only a human can cope with all the uncertainties there. even myself who stays in a lot , can have couriers come and find me not at  home. usually  they ask my neighbour to hold the parcel for me. it works both ways, sometimes i get to hold his parcel. our letterboxes are too small to let through anything bigger. 

i think the huge rise of internet ordering and online businesses means that lots of things need to be delivered. companies like uber, bnb, (and a new one i just learnt , norway’s nimber) etc can allow ordinary folks to make some money whilst going about their lives. 

added. oh look i just got notification by wordpress that this is my 1000th post. i started this on 26oct 2012. 

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7 Responses to “uber stealing same day delivery from carriers”

  1. Garfield Hug Thursday February 18, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

    Congrats on your 1,000th post!👍👏👏

    • alifesgayventure Thursday February 18, 2016 at 1:25 pm #

      thanks , have u allready got to that? u must have i think, though i could not find it when i searched

      • Garfield Hug Thursday February 18, 2016 at 1:29 pm #

        2,436 posts to date 😊. I just checked my “insights” on stats 😊

      • alifesgayventure Thursday February 18, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

        wow, did u get a award from wordpress, or a reminder from them when u hit 1000th, 2000th posts? my, its lovely that u have so many posts. i do enjoy reading every one of them.

      • Garfield Hug Thursday February 18, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

        I think I did! 😊Thank you for reading my posts and am appreciative of your kind words. I do enjoy your snap shot views of UK and its news. Just like reading the papers and your sharing of freebies or special buys! Ha ha I still remember reading your first post – it was on a broken zip for your jacket! Keep writing 🙂

      • alifesgayventure Thursday February 18, 2016 at 1:48 pm #

        broken zip? yes i remember,and then i got it working again and still wearing that jacket now. ooh u have reminded me of that, i was so sad when it broke, and how happy i was when i got it working again.

      • Garfield Hug Thursday February 18, 2016 at 2:03 pm #

        Ha ha…i did not manage to fix my jacket but kept it. Will use it for winter fishing in Australia once I am better to fly and fish again 😊

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