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Uber launches ‘Store Pickup’ feature for those last-minute holiday shoppers

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Uber launched a new “Store Pickup” feature for holiday procrastinators who may be in need of a little extra help with their gift distribution.

For a fee, customers can request an Uber courier pick up a purchased item from a store to be delivered to a recipient of their choosing. Customers must upload the item’s receipt in order to authorize the courier’s pickup.

The item has to be less than $200 and weigh less than 30 lbs

The item has to be less than $200 and weigh less than 30 lbs — so there are some limitations to what Uber will allow. Prohibited items are, well, prohibited. And customers can track the item live in the Uber app.

Store Pickup can be accessed through the Uber Connect feature in the app, which also offers same-day…

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