Postmates is officially changing the game.
One of the largest food (and other goods) delivery apps, Postmates could be content with its spot at or near the top. But instead, like fellow startups Airbnb and and Lyft, the company is trying out a major new innovation.
Here’s the gist of it: Instead of delivering food to customers’s homes, Postmates will serve food in a set location, and have customers come to that location to eat.
Wait, this sounds really, really cool.
“We are streamlining the entire meal process,” said CEO Bastian Lehmann.
“No longer will our customers be required to wait up to an hour to have dinner delivered to them at home. Now, they have the option of coming to our location and having food served to them on the spot at their own, private table in just about twenty minutes or less. So it’s much less of a wait, and no delivery fee. Not to mention, customers can even select a specific time they want to come eat– all through the app.”
Unreal. But that’s not all. Lehmann also announced that if customers wanted to still eat at home, they could come to one of the Postmates food-serving locations, pick up the food themselves, and then bring it home to enjoy there, saving time.
OK, we may be living in 2017, but Postmates is officially living in 3017.
Postmates will be trying out the food-serving locations in four major cities at the start of 2018: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago. If the program is successful, it will be expanded.
And our bet is that it will be. We seriously can’t wait to try this!