Let’s not forget about Amazon Prime and Fresh, which can get Whole Foods products delivered to you, often faster than your local delivery place.
In-house delivery services are soon to become a thing of the past, and these are the top services making it happen:
Get Food, alcohol, groceries, or laundry delivered straight to your door from a wide range of local businesses. Delivery.com is available in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. It’s also integrated with Foursquare.
GoPuff is an on-demand delivery service for c-stores, which includes snacks, ready-made foods, alcohol, OTC drugs, and more.
Seamless was founded in 1999 in NYC and makes takeout accessible to local restaurants. Many of them didn’t have delivery otherwise, due to logistical issues.
BeyondMenu is still working out some kinks, but it has a platform that delivers restaurant food in a growing number of cities nationwide.
Caviar has an 18 percent service fee for deliveries, but there are plenty of discounts and promo codes available. It’s owned by Square and aiming for the high end of food delivery restaurants.
Uber is slowly rolling out a food delivery service using its existing delivery infrastructure. One can only wonder what other things Uber will one day deliver to our doors.
4. Yelp Eat24
Grubhub owns Eat24 now, and it’s still integrated with Yelp. It’s all still technically the same platform now, but since both domains exist, we’re listing them separately.
This Chicago-based delivery service now has nearly 15 million users and bought out a lot of its competitors, including OrderUp, Foodler, LABite, Dashed, Tapingo, FanGo, and more. The combined assets make it a powerful force in on-demand restaurant delivery.
I used DoorDash a lot in 2018. I was inspired by the experience to sign up as a driver (which I’ll start exploring later this year, alongside Postmates and UberEATS). DoorDash occasionally has great referral bonuses, and there’s a wide selection of restaurants with deals as low as $0.99 delivery (or free with order minimums met).
Postmates is legend among younger generations, with deliveries available from over 100,000 restaurants, retail shops, grocery stores, convenience stores, and more. Turn your entire town into Amazon to help local businesses (and brick-and-mortar in general) compete with the ecommerce giant.
And speaking of Amazon, check out the original programming they’re putting on Amazon Prime Video these days.