DoorDash introduces DashMart grocery & convenience store

DoorDash is launching a new DashMart concept that offers its partners and customers a far wider range of items delivered to their doors, as well as giving restaurants and merchants the chance to sell retail products and reach more customers in new ways. DashMart is a virtual store that delivers everyday essentials, groceries, and local […]

2021 Canadian restaurant online ordering trends

After a challenging couple of years, restaurateurs have learned how to adapt to keep their doors open and their businesses thriving. The rise of off-premise dining and third-party delivery point to online ordering as a key component of engaging today’s customers with the convenient, fulfilling experiences they crave.  A new report by DoorDash, 2021 Restaurant […]

New Uber membership combines rides, delivery services

Uber has announced it is launching a new membership program called Uber One that combines its rides, grocery, and food delivery services. The membership costs $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year and includes five per cent off eligible rides and delivery orders on food, grocery, alcohol, and more. It also offers an unlimited $0 […]

Delivery aggregators & the costs of convenience

A new report has shed light on the extended effects of the pandemic on food delivery aggregators and third-party delivery apps. The inaugural The Digital Divide, Aggregators: The Cost Of Convenience, a collaborative PYMNTS and Paytronix report, examines the spending habits of restaurant customers in the U.S. It found that many consumers came to rely […]

Third-party apps offer self-delivery options for restaurants

Some third-party delivery apps are adding more flexibility for restaurants by beginning to allow operators to choose whether to use their own in-house delivery staff to complete third-party orders. DoorDash has introduced a “flexible fulfillment” feature to its self-delivery product that it first introduced last year, enabling partner restaurants in Canada and the U.S. to use DoorDash driver […]

Ontario wants to give food delivery drivers washroom access

The Ontario government has tabled unprecedented legislation that would allow food delivery workers and other couriers to access bathrooms at businesses where they are delivering or picking up items. The legislation, if passed, would apply to couriers and truck drivers as well as food delivery workers. “This is something most people in Ontario take for […]

DoorDash expands advertising tools for restaurants

DoorDash has launched a suite of advertising offerings to help restaurants and consumer packaged goods brands reach consumers on the delivery platform. Local restaurants can now use new self-serve Sponsored Listings that appear at the top of relevant search results and only pay for ad placements that result in orders, not for clicks or impressions. […]

New York City moves to protect food delivery workers

The New York City Council has approved a package of bills designed to strengthen protections for the city’s tens of thousands of food delivery workers. The legislation will give couriers more control over their routes and better access to washrooms and also gets the ball rolling on establishing minimum per-trip payments. In summary, the six […]

Uber Eats, Postmates follow DoorDash with tiered delivery pricing structures

Uber Eats and Postmates have followed the example of DoorDash by implementing their own tiered delivery pricing structures amid a continuing conversation over the validity and morality of delivery modes during the pandemic. The two delivery services this week announced new tiered delivery pricing that sees them offer 15 per cent, 25 per cent, and […]

Delivery companies sue New York City over permanent fee cap

It’s been an incendiary issue for months now amid the struggles of the pandemic, and the issue of third-party delivery companies in foodservice is threatening to come to a head south of the border. Delivery platforms DoorDash, Uber Eats, and GrubHub are leading a lawsuit against New York City over the city’s implementation of a […]