Uber has entered into an exclusive global partnership with Cargo, a startup that provides in-car commerce to the rideshare economy.
Cargo’s platform enables passengers in rideshare vehicles to instantly order snacks, gum, premium electronics, cosmetics, and personal care items on their smartphone while in transit. It also customizes products by market, season and time of day for the best rider experience.
The company has raised $7.3 million in venture funding to expand globally from the 25 million U.S. passengers it will reach in 2018.
This partnership will provide the rideshare drivers turn to provide a premium in-car experience to passengers while uncovering new earnings opportunities through commissions, referrals, and performance bonuses.
The company has announced that drivers will be able to register with Cargo and pick up a box at select driver onboarding and support centers, known as Greenlight Hubs, in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Uber recently has also entered into partnership with Venmo to deliver a seamless new payment experience available with Uber and Uber Eats.
Venmo, a service of PayPal, Inc., is a leading mobile app in the U.S. used to move money between friends and family and pay at millions of retailers. It makes payment a fun, social experience that eliminates the awkwardness that comes with cash or checks.
This partnership allows Uber customers in the United States to pay with their Venmo balance, linked bank account, credit card or debit card so they can easily split the cost with friends and family in the Venmo app, for no additional fee.