Uber launches shopping app to boost in-car commerce
Uber has announced the launch of a new shopping app with Cargo, a start-up that aims to be an on-the-go convenience store. Uber riders in cars with Cargo consoles will now be able to download the app to make purchases on items that include travel accessories, movies and trendy tech gear. More brands will be added over time, and more drivers are adding the boxes to their cars. By buying something, customers will also receive an extra 10% back in Uber Cash, which can be redeemed on future rides or on future Cargo purchases. The Cargo app will work only during an Uber trip.