Uber is closing UberRush, its on-demand delivery service, reports TechCrunch. The company said in an email to customers that the program will end on June 30, 2018.
The company launched the delivery service on demand in 2014 in Manhattan, which allowed users to hire someone to pick up a package and deliver it to another location. Subsequently, the company expanded service to Chicago and San Francisco in 2015, but while opening its Application Program Interface (API) for private companies to use as a delivery option, it never expanded beyond those three cities. In April 2017, Uber announced that restaurants could no longer use the service, changing the delivery of food to another program, UberEats. A Uber spokesperson confirmed the end of the program in a statement to TechCrunch, saying that the company is already applying lessons to UberEats.
The closure of UberRush follows the demise of another shipping company on demand, Shyp. It reduced its operations in July and on Tuesday announced that it was closing.