The Fast Growing Third-Party Food Delivery Business

Third-party delivery businesses are a new and increasingly popular way to get food.

Postmates, UberEats, DoorDash and Grubhub are just a few examples of these types of businesses. All four of these companies have an app and a website where you can order your food from a restaurant of your liking. They will then deliver this food to your location in a timely fashion.

So, how will this new technology help your restaurants business?

Your Restaurant

A third-party delivery business can help you attract new customers and increase your profits by giving people easy access to your food. These businesses allow you to implement a delivery system in an affordable way: they help you avoid spending money on gas, a vehicle, insurance and an employee to deliver food. Another perk is that they take the liability for restaurants out of the delivery system. All you have to do is pay the company and they will take care of the rest!

Tips for Using Third-Party Delivery Businesses

When using third-party delivery businesses, you want a variety of options on your delivery menu. However, it is important to keep in mind that these options shouldn’t be time or temperature sensitive. Another way to ensure that your delivered food is of quality is to restrict your delivery radius. If you ensure that your food is delivered to a relatively close area, then your food will stay fresh! Another tip is that it is important to try to partner only with authorized third-party delivery companies, to avoid any customer dissatisfaction.

Examples

Grubhub is a popular third-party delivery business that helps you find food wherever you are. Once you type in your location to either the app or website, Grubhub tells you which restaurants in your area have delivery capabilities. Through Grubhub you can also search by food type, restaurant reviews, and access coupons and special deals. The more you use Grubhub, the better it gets at giving you recommendations on where to eat!

Postmates is another successful third-party delivery business. Both Chipotle and Starbucks have stated they plan on partnering with them. Postmates mission statement claims that they are dedicated to “transforming the way goods move around cities by enabling anyone to have anything delivered on-demand.”

Postmates and Grubhub are extremely similar businesses, as are DoorDash and UberEats. They all have the same goal of delivering food from local restaurants to your location as efficiently as possible.