Postmates Gives Businesses an Easy and Quick Way to Reopen: Introducing Curbside Pickup for Restaurants and Retailers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - As online and grocery delivery become the norm, buy-side partners like Postmates have continued to deliver innovative strategies to keep up with rising demands. The app-based delivery company recently announced an alleged industry-first, Curbside Pickup, to bring even more convenience and ease to the buy-side.
"Restaurants and retailers across the country are ready to open their doors again, and we've created Curbside Pickup to help them open quickly and serve customers as smoothly as possible," said Bastian Lehmann, CEO and Co-Founder of Postmates.
According to a press release, this new pickup product for merchants is meant to help responsibly accelerate the reopening of local businesses by enabling customers and fleet to pick up orders curbside, rather than going into the physical store—a capability that most businesses don't currently have today. As businesses continue to reopen safely, the new feature will help ensure social distancing practices are followed.
To use this feature, the merchant will turn on curbside pickup from their Postmates dashboard. The customer will be prompted to "Check In" in real-time when they get to the merchant to notify them to come outside.
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