Uber partners with Cargo to sell luggage, makeup and electronics

Marielle Segarra Jul 17, 2019
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An Uber car waits for a client in Manhattan in 2017. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Uber partners with Cargo to sell luggage, makeup and electronics

Marielle Segarra Jul 17, 2019
An Uber car waits for a client in Manhattan in 2017. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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Uber has teamed up with a company called Cargo to launch a shopping app for Uber riders. While they’re in the car, riders will be able to buy electronics, luggage and makeup. In exchange, they’ll get certain deals, like 10% cash back on Uber rides. Think SkyMall, but for Uber. It’s an old marketing technique: selling to a captive audience.

Drivers get a 25% cut of the items sold, an incentive for them to sell products to passengers. But is that really the experience customers are looking for when they’re on the move?

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