Tag: postmates

Tech

Uber Eats Can’t Keep Both Restaurants and Investors Happy

5 months ago

Keeping all stakeholders happy may require Uber Eats to improve current relationships with eateries via marketing incentives or lower commission fees, perhaps at the expense of its own bottomline. Investors will surely not like that very much.

Marketing

Ahead of IPO, Postmates Ups Marketing Efforts in Key Urban Markets

5 months ago

Postmates has always done well in densely-populated, urban markets — just look at its logo. This new campaign, focused on delivery as a way of life in cities, is a smart way to capture diners' attention immediately.

Tech

New Postmates Algorithm Saves You Money on Delivery

6 months ago

The new development differentiates Postmates among its stiff competition — not a bad look for a company that just filed for an IPO.

Chains

Papa John’s Is Expanding Its DoorDash Partnership

7 months ago

It's telling when even the pizza chains — the one sector of the industry that had a leg up on delivery long before the third-party services arrived on the scene — are turning towards Grubhub, Postmates, and DoorDash to help out with off-premise sales and logistics.

Chains

Blaze Pizza Gets Ready For an IPO by Taking on Domino’s and Pizza Hut

7 months ago

Blaze Pizza's IPO is not expected for another two years, which is a good thing if the company feels compelled to take on international chains at the their own game –– value meals.

Tech

DoorDash Is Negotiating a $500 Million Funding Round

7 months ago

When Postmates confidentially filed for an IPO last week, we knew it was only a matter of time before rival DoorDash would try to shout louder with bigger news. In this case, nothing's confirmed, but DoorDash is looking at closing a round of funding that could push the company passed a $6 billion valuation.

Tech

Just Eat Urged to Seek Merger With a Rival

7 months ago

Activist investor Cat Rock is growing more impatient by the day with Just Eat's lack of a CEO appointment. Somewhere Yelp is reading this understanding the UK company's pain.

Tech

Postmates Files for IPO

7 months ago

Postmates pioneered the food-delivery industry almost a decade ago. Competitor Uber Eats is also expected to go public later this year by way of parent ride-hailing company Uber Technologies.

Tech

DoorDash to Test Food Delivery by Autonomous Car

9 months ago

The restaurant industry, much like the auto industry, is still a few years away from fully capitalizing on self-driving car technology. So don't expect food to show up at your doorstep without human aid anytime soon.

Tech

Postmates Reveals Its New Restaurant Delivery Robots

9 months ago

Postmates doesn't pay its delivery people well at all, so its focus on human replacements is no surprise. Why any contractors eeking by put up with it is.

Chains

Subway Jumps Into Delivery at 9,000 U.S. Locations

11 months ago

Will delivery "save" Subway? No. But since delivery is becoming a mission critical part of a restaurant's operational strategy, the chain is smart to roll it out in a big way.

Tech

Delivery Services Take Subscription Cues From Amazon Prime

12 months ago

Affordable subscription plans create happy and loyal customers. Happy and loyal customers place larger orders with restaurants. Wins all around? Maybe.