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GeekWire reports that Uber is testing a new service that it calls "Corner Store" in Washington, DC, allowing users to order from a list of more than 100 drug store SKUs and have them delivered on the same say.

According to the story, "The service, which is available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., is fairly simple. Users set a delivery location, Uber sends over a text message with an item list once a driver is available, and that driver then calls the customer to confirm the order. There is no delivery fee and tips are not required … The new offering is similar to UberRUSH, a bike courier service Uber is testing out in New York City, but Corner Store is more focused on drug store items. Uber says it is testing Corner Store for a limited time but will continue offering it to users if the program proves popular."

GeekWire says that prices seem competitive, and in some cases are better than those offered by Amazon.
KC's View:
I'm not sure how the economics of this work out, but it may be more a case of making Uber ubiquitous than really making Corner Store a profit center.