This article originally appeared on ABACUS More than just chauffeuring people around, Didi Chuxing now wants to help them run errands as well. The ride-hailing giant is testing a new service in the Chinese cities of Hangzhou and Chengdu. Akin to a stripped-down version of TaskRabbit, Didi Delivery matches users with designated drivers who can help with grocery shopping and deliveries. Pricing starts at 12 yuan (US$1.73) and rises with the delivery distance. Didi has been providing designated driving services since 2015 to customers who want someone else to drive their car, like after a night out drinking. The company tells us it’s launching Didi Delivery during the coronavirus outbreak to provide designated drivers with additional income. It plans to eventually expand to more Chinese cities. Meituan , a food delivery app, already offers a similar service . Its drivers also act as on-demand couriers and shoppers. Purchase the China AI Report 2020 brought to you by SCMP Research and enjoy a 20% discount (original price US$400). This 60-page all new intelligence report gives you first-hand insights and analysis into the latest industry developments and intelligence about China AI. Get exclusive access to our webinars for continuous learning, and interact with China AI executives in live Q&A. Offer valid until 31 March 2020.