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Ridesharing service has experimented with package delivery a few times and if a new report is to be believed then the company might be gearing up to get serious about this business. Apparently the company is going to ink partnerships with some major retailers and formally launch its delivery service later this year in the fall, this according to three unnamed sources who spoke to re/code.

Uber’s partners in this endeavor reportedly include major retailers as well as fashion brands “that could number in the dozens,” the company will essentially provide an express delivery option for customers who want their products to arrive quickly. The sources say that Uber could announce these partnerships as soon as late September or early October.

Two people “familiar with the rollout” claim that the service will first be rolled out in New York City and will include major luxury brands whose flagship stores are located on or near Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Partnerships with retailers in San Francisco might be announced at the same time or soon after that.

It remains to be seen though how Uber’s delivery business fares in this competitive market, on the other hand its ridesharing business appears to be moving along quite nicely, with the company rapidly expanding its international presence over the past year or so.

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