A couple of years ago, the biggest ride-hailing service Uber acquired a little-known competitor in outbound marketing company OutboundRV.
Now the company is trying to expand its reach into new markets, as well.
In an interview with ABC News, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said Uber was adding a new feature to the app called outbound addressing that lets customers order and pay for their outbound service from the app.
“We’re not making money from these outbound calling options,” Kalanicks said.
“They are revenue-generating.
But they are not the revenue-making options.”
The feature will be available in a new app called Outbound RV, and it is a part of the company’s broader efforts to expand into new market segments.
Uber already operates in cities like Boston, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia, among others.
The company also recently launched an app called InboundRide that allows users to book a ride to another location, pay for it, and have the driver pick it up.
The Uber app lets riders pay for and arrange their out-of-city pickup from a mobile app, allowing riders to make payments online, from their smartphone, or even cash out.
Uber has already launched its own inbound offering, Outbound Pass, which allows riders to use the Uber app to pay for out-call, in-person or online transportation.
In addition, Uber has partnered with Inbound, a company that offers a way for drivers to pay fares in advance.
Uber is also adding another feature to its existing inbound app called the Uber Ecosystem, which enables riders to pay in cash, in advance or on demand.
Uber also recently announced a partnership with Lyft, which is now a division of Lyft, allowing ridesharing drivers to share their data with the ridesharer app.
Uber says it is adding the feature in response to growing demand from its drivers and riders for in-app payments.
Uber says that drivers can now pay for rides with outbound billing.
For Kalanays, inbound billing was something the company had been experimenting with since the beginning of 2016.
Uber had a number of different inbound features at launch, including in-home pickups and the ability to set a pickup location.
Uber has since expanded these features to more of its existing service offerings, including UberPool and UberExpress, which allow riders to pick up and drop off in-demand passengers from a variety of locations.
In the first quarter of 2019, Uber reported a revenue of $1.5 billion.