DoorDash Should Buy Lyft to Compete With Uber: Analyst

DoorDash DASH +3.11%  declined to comment, and Lyft couldn’t be reached immediately for comment. He believes that only being a ride-hailing service is a disadvantage for Lyft relative to Uber Technologies UBER –4.65%  (UBER) which has multiple businesses such as Uber Eats. DoorDash plus Lyft essentially creates a mini-Uber. Uber’s market capitalization is about $53 billon. DoorDash’s market cap is about $26 billion and …

Should Lyft and DoorDash Merge To Better Compete With Uber? Analyst Pierre Ferragu Thinks So

New Street analyst Pierre Ferragu thinks a merger between Lyft Inc (NASDAQ:LYFT) and DoorDash Inc (NYSE:DASH) would drive a 30% upside to the combined company’s long-term EBITDA. Ferragu says combining the businesses would keep drivers busier, allowing them to make more money while also reducing the cost of finding new customers.  The combination of food delivery and ride-sharing paid off …

Uber, Lyft, Instacart, DoorDash form coalition in Washington state to ‘protect driver independence’

Five evenings a week, sometimes more, Carmen Figueroa gets into her car, signs into her GrubHub account and sets out for a night of deliveries. She averages three-to-four deliveries an hour and five or six hours of work each night. She made about $570 a week in January, which was a jump from the $530-a-week …

How Is Lyft’s Food-Delivery Strategy Different?

Ride-hailing service Lyft is entering the food-delivery space in a partnership with online-ordering platform Olo. Though it may sound like Lyft is trying to become the next Uber Eats, it’s setting itself apart with a different strategy. “This is not about Lyft creating a clone of Uber Eats,” Olo CEO Noah Glass told Insider (Dec. 14). The Strategy Lyft’s …

Lyft Rolls into Delivery with Olo Partnership

Lyft is getting into the restaurant delivery business through a new partnership with Olo, following in the tire tracks of its rival Uber, which saw its Eats business overtake ride sharing during the pandemic. As the operator of one of the largest transport networks in North America, Lyft’s entrance into the meal delivery space via …

Lyft announces major push into food delivery, taking the opposite approach to rival Uber

The ride-hailing service Lyft is taking the leap into the competitive food-delivery space through a partnership with the online-ordering giant Olo, the two companies jointly announced Tuesday.  Justin Paris, the head of Lyft Delivery, said the “opportunity size” tied to partnering with Olo is “several hundred thousand deliveries per week.”  Olo, which went public in March, works …

LYFT GETS INTO FOOD DELIVERY, WITH ASSIST FROM OLO

The food delivery world has a new player. Lyft, the ride-hailing giant that competes with Uber, said Tuesday it will start using its drivers to deliver restaurant food via a partnership with online ordering provider Olo. Specifically, Lyft will integrate with Olo’s Dispatch product, which works like this: When a customer places a delivery order …

Lyft, Olo partner to offer restaurant delivery

Dive Brief: Lyft has partnered with Olo to use Olo’s Dispatch product to facilitate delivery across Olo’s network of restaurant brands, the companies announced on Tuesday.  Olo’s product allows restaurants to generate orders through their websites and apps. The platform then selects delivery service providers, including in-house couriers, based on price, timing, availability and other criteria. …

Driver-Owned Uber Alternative Looks to Crowdfund $1 Million

A worker-owned cooperative that competes with Uber in New York is hoping to turn grassroots buzz into business growth by raising more than $1 million from investors, drivers and potential passengers. While most startups trade equity for venture capital funding, The Drivers Cooperative is issuing debt to lenders who would get a limited share of future revenue while keeping company ownership in the hands …

Uber and Lyft throw cash at drivers as they ditch the apps for food delivery

Throughout most of 2020, Uber and Lyft drivers didn’t have much work due to a pandemic that kept most people at home. But as countries ramp up vaccination efforts and people start doing things outdoors again in 2021, those ride-hailing companies are optimistic about a return to business as almost usual. Problem is, many of the drivers who power those …