TechCrunch reported today on DoorDash, which recently partnered with 7-Eleven to expand its delivery service beyond its usual restaurant meals.
"DoorDash has experimented with other types of stores — like delivering groceries — in a few markets, but they were all very brief tests, according to the company," wrote TechCrunch's Matthew Lynley.
"DoorDash is first enabling those deliveries in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. Washington D.C. and Boston are the next cities in line for the launch, DoorDash CEO Tony Xu said."
In early tests, DoorDash users ordered more for delivery than they would buy on a typical visit to 7-Eleven.
Convenience store items are generallly inexpensive and Lynley made no mention of a minimum purchase requirement for DoorDash delivery. However, 7-Eleven reported that according to its tests, DoorDash users ordered more for delivery than they would buy on a typical in-store visit, which is worth noting.
Lynley reports that 7-Eleven has also worked with DoorDash competitor Postmates in non-competing cities (San Francisco and Austin). We've previously blogged about Postmates' partnership with Starbucks.