As if ordering in weren’t already detrimental enough to your budget, many services tack on annoying fees to bring your food to your door. It’s a small price to pay for the convenience of it all, but those fees add up. Fortunately, Postmates has introduced a new way to avoid the dreaded delivery fee… but you’re going to have to be patient to reap the benefits.
On Wednesday, Postmates rolled out a new delivery option, called Postmates Party, which allows you to opt into having your meal delivered as part of a group. The name is slightly misleading, as each person in the group orders on their own from the comfort of their desk, couch, or wherever they are, and the delivery person simply makes a series of deliveries from the same restaurant. Each order will be delivered to the person who got it directly, but it’ll all be sent out in a batch -- hence the ‘party’ part of Postmates Party.
“We are driven by the vision of creating a logistics infrastructure that allows goods to move throughout a city at nearly zero cost to the consumer. Postmates Party is the latest innovation in on-demand delivery that will help us deliver on this vision,” Bastian Lehmann, CEO and co-founder of Postmates, said in a statement. “Postmates Party is a fun way to give customers the option to save money by ordering from popular restaurants that people all around them are ordering from in real time.”