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UberRush Not Yet a FedEx Killer

The expanded launch of Uber Technologies Inc.’s new service is being heralded in some quarters as a potential threat to both FedEx and United Parcel Service Inc. UPS -0.43 % ’s bread-and-butter services of delivering packages.

UberRush is now available in New York, Chicago and San Francisco, as part of what Uber’s chief executive has called an effort to build an “urban logistics network” tapping an army of more than 200,000 drivers to deliver packages and other goods within cities as part of both UberRush and UberEats.

That does put Uber in a position to snatch away some parcel delivery orders. But the smartphone-enabled courier service is focused on quick, same-day deliveries...