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 …

I quit delivering for apps like DoorDash to build my own 200-driver business. It’s rewarding but tough.

This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Moumita Urias-Roy, a former delivery worker in Austin. In 2019, Urias-Roy and her husband started URATX, a delivery service based in Austin that uses independent contractors for large food deliveries, such as catering orders. Business Insider has verified Urias-Roy’s identity. The story has been edited for length …

30-Year-Old Delivery Driver Quits Uber Eats To Start His Own $5 Flat-Fee Delivery Business — ‘Demand Was Dead’

Most people would cringe at the idea of taking on an industry-leading company like Uber Eats. But 30-year-old delivery driver Tony Illes is not your average person.​​ For four years, Illes was a full-time delivery driver for several apps, including Uber Eats. Over that time, he earned a solid living in the growing gig economy, …

Zuppler Acquires DataDreamers

Shiva Shrinivasan: “I am super excited with this acquisition. I believe DataDreamers has the most powerful dispatching platform specifically built for local restaurant delivery services. You couple that with our website/app ordering and loyalty solution, the RDSs will finally get the tools they need to build back their business. We welcome the DataDreamers team to …

Five Things We Learned Delivering Over Half a Million Orders for NoCo Restaurants

In May 2019, Nosh began as a humble restaurant co-op with just three people. When the pandemic hit in March 2020, while many businesses shuttered, Nosh experienced explosive growth. Within six weeks, we hired over 60 laid-off restaurant workers as Nosh drivers and onboarded 80 NoCo restaurants to the Nosh platform. We grew so rapidly …

Eatztime builds local food delivery options

Edward Reeves started driving for meal delivery services during the pandemic – Uber Eats, Grubhub and a number of other large services that grew while Covid kept customers out of restaurants but failed to diminish their taste for food from their favorite eateries. “The first couple months driving and delivering for Uber and GrubHub in …

Amazon wants to turn small shops into delivery partners

According to a new report from Axios, Amazon wants to partner with small businesses, such as bodegas and IT shops, so that they can become delivery partners. The company pays a small fee to small retailers for each package they deliver. With this program, Amazon wants to expand its last-mile delivery network and find new partners …

‘Nosh Haven’ Launches, Takes A Bite Out Of National Delivery Services

NEW HAVEN, CT —Nosh Haven celebrated its official launch as the only local and restaurant-owned food delivery service in the greater New Haven area. Working with 40-plus locally owned restaurants and businesses, Nosh Haven introduced “ethical delivery,” offering restaurants and their guests lower rates and complete transparency across the board, the company said in a news …

Uber Eats ‘misled’ SA on multi-store deliveries – but this township app has figured it out

Uber Eats doesn’t offer food from different restaurants in a single order, even though it recently misled South Africans into believing it does, ruled the country’s Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB). Meanwhile, users of a township delivery service founded in Hammanskraal have been enjoying multi-store deliveries over weekends. Uber Eats recently aired a television advert which …

RDE, Inc.’s Restaurant.com, Zuppler and RMDA Form Strategic Partnership to Provide Comprehensive Solutions to Independent Restaurants

RDE, Inc. (OTCQB: RSTN) (the “Company”), the owner and operator of Restaurant.com, the nation’s largest restaurant-focused digital deals brand, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership and integration with Zuppler, an online food ordering system for restaurants, and the RMDA, the nation’s largest network of locally owned and operated food delivery companies. Through this partnership, independent …