Uber’s new test will offer rides, deliver dinner and rent you a scooter for $24.99 a month
Uber is reportedly testing out a new bundled subscription service that streamlines all of the company’s offerings.
The ride-hailing giant silently rolled out a service in select cities that offers discounts on cab rides, free JUMP bikes and scooter rides, and free Uber Eats delivery. Launched in San Francisco and Chicago, the subscription service costs $24.99 per month and offers a 5% discount, according to TechCrunch. Uber didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
The service isn’t very different from Uber’s preexisting Ride Pass. Both services cost the same, however, the Ride Pass is available in more than 20 cities and gives you 30 minutes of free Jump bike and scooter use each day.
The biggest difference between the two services is that Rider Pass doesn’t include food delivery. It’s unclear whether the all-in-one option will ever be available in more cities. The move would help guarantee that people spend more money on Uber’s platform rather than going elsewhere and it could also help build brand loyalty. “From meals to wheels and everything in between, we’re always looking for ways to make Uber the go-to option for your everyday needs,” Uber told TechCrunch in a statement.
Uber’s biggest competitor, Lyft, has a monthly subscription called its All-Access plan that offers riders a set number of trips each month up to a certain cost. Postmates also offers a monthly plan for unlimited free deliveries. Still, both plans are very limited compared to the one Uber is reportedly beta-testing.