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By now, you’ve probably heard about Uber’s (UBER) new delivery service Eagle Express.
The service is now available to select areas of the Puget Sound region, and will soon expand to include Seattle and downtown Portland.
The service is being piloted by a small team of engineers and riders in the Seattle area, and they’re hoping to roll it out to a wider network of users in the coming months.
According to the company’s press release, Eagle Express is the result of feedback from a pilot in Seattle, where riders have expressed a desire for a more direct route to their favorite restaurants.
While Eagle Express has its roots in Uber’s delivery business, it’s being created to be a more seamless way to deliver things from point A to point B. It’s designed to be “the best-in-class service that delivers directly to your door, while leaving the door open for you to use your favorite apps like Instagram, WhatsApp, Uber and Lyft,” according to the release.
Eagle Express will be available on Apple and Android phones starting tomorrow.
The company is aiming to bring the service to other cities in the future.
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