New York -- Taxi app company Uber introduced a trial service on Tuesday, offering on-demand delivery of medicine, toiletries and other drugstore products.
Uber is testing the "Uber Corner Store" over the next few weeks in parts of Washington, DC.
The service works like this: after toggling to the "Corner Store" option in the Uber app and requesting a driver, Uber sends you a text message with a link to a list of items available for purchase. An Uber driver then calls you to take your order, and upon delivery, the purchase is charged to your Uber account.
Uber is working to expand beyond personal transportation; the company launched a courier service in Manhattan earlier this year, joining companies like Amazon and Google, which have already introduced same-day deliver in select cities for groceries, household products and a variety of other items.