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1The Potential of Crisis Due to the “Uberization” of E-CommerceBy Jasleen SamraCUNY School of Professional Studies
2Uber is one of the biggest contributors to this new age revolution, appropriately called“Uberization” by most economists, that has seen the swift and dramatic growth of on-demandservice apps allowing for everything from car services, to doctor home visits, grocery delivery,and more to be accessible at your fingertips and at your leisure. Uber is expanding their horizonsand spanning more territory in the on-demand market themselves by advancing from being just aride service app to also having rideshare options, food delivery, product delivery, and truckingservices. There are, however, undeniable socioeconomic drawbacks to this “Uberization”, mainlythe impact it is having on individuals/smaller businesses because of it’s digital disruption, andpotentially even the way we as members of the society will come to participate in the workforce.Founded in 2009 by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp, Uber has gone from its initialposition as a transportation network company in the United States to a thriving internationalcorporation providing a variety of different services- and they are continuing to expand. In manycities, Uber has and is continuing to introduce some of their child companies including UberEats,UberRush, and UberCargo- with the same approach of connecting consumers and theirdelivery/transportation people via a mobile application with the promise of reduced costs andincreased freedoms for their drivers (textbook). This business model has proven to be

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