July 23, 2017

Uber drivers can make extra money through Cargo, a way to sell protein bars and condoms



Rider reading newspaper in the back of an uber
Image Courtesy of UBER

Get some Altoids in your Uber. Anyone who’s been stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic in an Uber probably could have used a pair of headphones or an Altoid at some point.

Cargo is a new startup that promises to provide those random items you’d be happy to have mid-ride — and, more importantly, offer another source of income for ride-hailing drivers.

Cargo partners with brands to put candy, protein bars, tampons, and condoms in a case that sits within reach of passengers. The case comes with a code unique to each driver, which passengers use to record what they took during the ride.

A lot of the items cost a dollar or two, but others are free for the taking. And drivers get a bit of extra money from Cargo for the things their passengers take, regardless of whether the riders made a purchase or just took something for free. Passengers can even tip their drivers through Cargo, too.

Everything is mobile web-based, so riders don’t have to download an app during the few minutes they’re in an Uber.

Cargo has snagged partnerships with big brands, like the companies behind Skittles or Quest Bars, that are always looking to reach customers in a new […]

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