Order with Google For Food Delivery Going Away End Of June

Google looks like it will discontinue the direct ordering option with the Order with Google button by the end of June 2024. This will impact third-party food delivery sites, such as DoorDash, GrubHub and Uber Eats. UPDATE: I was wrong, the order button is not going away – what is going away is the merchant …

DoorDash shifts pay scheme, cuts flexibility in New York City

Dive Brief: Dive Insight: DoorDash said its steeper fees in New York City led to a $3.5 million drop in sales for local DoorDash merchants and 200,000 fewer orders over the last few weeks. The company didn’t share a specific time frame for this decline, and didn’t respond to a request to confirm how many merchants …

Seattle may walk back wage hike for delivery drivers

Drivers for apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats say their earnings have plummeted since the $26.40 hourly minimum went into effect. The city of Seattle is reconsidering the big wage hike it handed to app-based delivery drivers earlier this year after drivers said it has hurt their earnings rather than helped.  City Council President Sara …

Operators predict continued catering boom

Return-to-office is increasing demand for business catering as employers use meal plans to draw workers in-person, according to a survey from ezCater. Dive Brief: Dive Insight: Offering food through an employer-provided meal program can help a restaurant reach new customers. About 47% of people who had a restaurant meal through an employer ended up ordering from …

Uber shares tumble as weaker ride-share demand hurts Q2 forecast

forecast gross bookings below Wall Street expectations, sending its shares down 9% and putting the ride-share and food delivery company on course to shed more than $10 billion in market value. Uber’s disappointing forecast was in sharp contrast to an upbeat guidance late on Tuesday from smaller rival Lyft, which lifted its shares up 8%. …

Uber and Instacart Team Up on Restaurant Deliveries, Challenging DoorDash

(Bloomberg) — Instacart is partnering with Uber Technologies Inc. to offer restaurant delivery through the Instacart app — taking on the top US food delivery app, DoorDash Inc. Instacart users in the US will be able to order from hundreds of thousands of restaurants using an Uber Eats interface that will become available within the …

Instacart Brings Groceries and Restaurant Food Together With Uber Eats Deal

Instacart has teamed with Uber to offer its customers restaurant deliveries via Uber Eats. The collaboration, announced Tuesday (May 7) and due to roll out in the weeks ahead, lets Instacart customers order from a wide range of restaurants using a new “Restaurants” tab on the company’s app.  “Through this partnership, Instacart customers now have access to both the best online …

Instacart to offer restaurant delivery from Uber Eats

Users of the Instacart grocery app will soon be able to order Uber Eats while they browse for groceries. The two delivery services are partnering to embed Uber Eats delivery into the Instacart app, allowing customers to get groceries for the week and dinner for the night all in one place. The arrangement will give …

How DoorDash is Growing by Advancing its ‘Local Commerce’ Mission

When DoorDash launched in 2013, it was all about restaurant delivery. Now, in addition to dinner from the local taco joint, you can order garden mulch from Lowe’s, mascara from Sephora and tequila for some margaritas to spice up Taco Tuesday, all in the same app. In fact, DoorDash’s reach has expanded so much in the past decade …

DoorDash says it’s getting more affordable

While restaurant menu prices continue to climb, DoorDash says its prices are going down. The third-party delivery company said it has reduced fees by 12% over the past two years for customers who aren’t part of its DashPass subscription program.  That includes the service fees, delivery fees, small order and legislative fees that it tacks …