In case you haven’t noticed, Uber’s been busy. They just launched new pickup features that make it so you never have to call your driver again, they’re going to let you rent scooters through the app, and you can now use Venmo to pay for your ride. The latest? The company’s adding one more way for you to spend that Venmo balance: at an in-car vending machine.
The ride service announced today that it’s partnered with Cargo, an in-car commerce company, in San Francisco and L.A. So, if you’re a rider in those areas, you may be greeted with a lockbox of snacks, Patchology Flashpatch eye and lip sheet masks, Winky Lux Matcha lip balm, gum, ear buds and other items available for purchase using your Venmo balance, Apple Pay or other digital wallets.
For now, you won’t be able to pay for the convenience-store items via the Uber app or cash, but some items may be available for free. For drivers, the optional partnership (not all Ubers have to opt in to the service) could mean earning an extra $100/month on average, according to the Cargo website.
Uber selling sheet masks? What’s next, an in-car massage? (We wouldn’t be opposed…)