Non-restaurant merchants make a debut in DoorDash, Uber Eats to drive sales

By Ayushi Garg  | Date: August 16, 2022

Non-restaurant merchants make a debut in DoorDash, Uber Eats to drive sales

Amidst the food prices inflation, consumers are shifting from costly restaurant orders to a budget-friendly alternative, offering third-party aggregators an opportunity to invest in their non-restaurant categories.

To this end, different non-restaurant merchants are now making their mark on DoorDash and Uber Eats to expand their services and drive the company revenue. One of these merchants is Grocery Outlet that recently announced its partnership with DoorDash to offer on-demand delivery from nearly 400 of the retailer’s stores across eight different states.

Speaking on the latest partnership, Shanna Preve, Vice President of Business Development at DoorDash mentioned that as consumers are facing rising prices, the firm is excited to partner with Grocery Outlet to offer nationwide consumers a new way to buy more affordable groceries while optimizing their budgets.

Shanna added that this alliance would also enable consumers to enjoy a wide range of affordable grocery selection on the company’s marketplace.

On the other hand, Uber Eats announced partnering with Office Depot to offer on-demand delivery from more than over 900 Office Depot and OfficeMax stores. This would enable the behemoth to enter non-food verticals to expand its sales globally.

Christian Freese, Uber Eats’ Head of new verticals in Canada and the US, cited in a statement that the firm is seeking new ways to make peoples’ lives easier and streamlined by helping them suffice their regular needs whilst offering effective doorstep delivery.

Freese quoted that Uber is also working on providing school and office supplies such as printer papers or school project glue stick.

For the record, consumers are currently feeling the impact of skyrocketing food prices. The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, reported by the U.S. BLS, revealed that in July this year, the food prices rose 10.9% year-over-year. Particularly, the food at home prices spiked 13.1% year over year, while food away from home price grew by 7.6%.

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Ayushi Garg

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Currently working as an associate content writer, Ayushi pens down insightful articles for several websites. She began her profession by taking classes in digital marketing to broaden her skills. Given her passion for writing, she took up several freelancing projects ...

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