DoorDash Introduces DashMart to Deliver Convenience Store Items

DoorDash has launched DashMart, a new platform for restaurants to offer retail products for delivery.

DashMart offers grocery, convenience and household items, bolstering its offerings as a delivery system for restaurants during the pandemic.

DashMart calls itself a “new convenience store,” and will offer items ranging from medicines and pet food to items from restaurants, the company said. The expansion further highlights the competition between the delivery services, according to the DoorDash CEO Xu.

Competitor Grubhub recently said it has seen increased demand and its Q2 revenues were $459.3 million, an increase of 41 percent year over year.  For the quarter ended June 30, the number of active users  on Grubhub increased 35 percent to 27.5 million. The company’s Q2 net loss was $45 million, compared to a net income of $1 million in the same quarter last year.

DoorDash, meanwhile raised $4 million last June for an $18 billion valuation.

DashMart products are expected to be available for delivery from centralized “micro-fulfillment” centers in 30 minutes or less, the company said.

DashMart stores debut in eight cities including Chicago; Minneapolis; Columbus, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; Dallas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Phoenix; and Redwood City, Calif.

The Redwood City location is near the DoorDash home base in San Francisco.

Last February, DoorDash filed S-1 paperwork to go public.

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