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Uber is asking drivers if they want to provide other on-demand services [Recode]

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The company sent out an email to drivers asking how much they would want to be paid for tasks like health care, moving or customer services tasks.

Uber is gauging its drivers’ interest in providing TaskRabbit-like services for consumers and potentially other businesses, Recode has learned.

The $69 billion company sent out an email to drivers asking if they’d be willing to take on other on-demand jobs — such as cleaning, moving or food service.

The email, which came from the company’s research department, reads:

“We would like to ask about your interest in receiving requests from Uber to perform other types of tasks on a flexible basis. Task requests would be similar to ride requests from Uber. A request would be sent through the Uber app for a task. If interested, an Uber partner would accept the request and then travel to meet the request at the specified task location.”

The email then links to a survey which asks what would be the lowest hourly pay a driver would accept for the following tasks: Health care services, moving services, customer service, retail, cleaning services, clerical tasks, warehouse tasks, food service tasks.

Uber declined to comment for this story.

Based on the variety of jobs Uber presented to its drivers, the company appears to be exploring providing on-demand services for both consumers and other businesses.

This has been something that the company has discussed launching over the last year or so, a source familiar told Recode. Though it’s unclear how far along those discussions are.

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The company sent out an email to drivers asking how much they would want to be paid for tasks like health care, moving or customer services tasks.

Uber is gauging its drivers’ interest in providing TaskRabbit-like services for consumers and potentially other businesses, Recode has learned.

The $69 billion company sent out an email to drivers asking if they’d be willing to take on other on-demand jobs — such as cleaning, moving or food service.

The email, which came from the company’s research department, reads:

“We would like to ask about your interest in receiving requests from Uber to perform other types of tasks on a flexible basis. Task requests would be similar to ride requests from Uber. A request would be sent through the Uber app for a task. If interested, an Uber partner would accept the request and then travel to meet the request at the specified task location.”

The email then links to a survey which asks what would be the lowest hourly pay a driver would accept for the following tasks: Health care services, moving services, customer service, retail, cleaning services, clerical tasks, warehouse tasks, food service tasks.

Uber declined to comment for this story.

Based on the variety of jobs Uber presented to its drivers, the company appears to be exploring providing on-demand services for both consumers and other businesses.

This has been something that the company has discussed launching over the last year or so, a source familiar told Recode. Though it’s unclear how far along those discussions are.

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