Delivery.com™ Offers foursquare® Restaurant Check-Ins When Ordering
First Online Ordering Service to Allow Check-Ins at Check Out
24 Apr, 2012, 09:21 ET
NEW YORK, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Delivery.com, an e-commerce platform that enables users to order from local restaurants and stores, announced the integration of the foursquare API, allowing customers to check in to businesses when they place an online order. The new foursquare integration is designed to enable users to check in when they order on Delivery.com, sort results by check-ins, as well as read and write tips. The integration will also include user-submitted photos, so Delivery.com users can view pictures of restaurants and dishes taken by foursquare users.
A leader in the online ordering space, Delivery.com is integrating with the foursquare service to bring new features and content to the site. Beyond being able to check in when they order online, Delivery.com users can also use the foursquare integration to find popular places in their neighborhoods by sorting Delivery.com's network of restaurants, grocers, wine and liquor shops, and pet stores by the number of check-ins. Users can simply click "Check-ins" to see the restaurants and stores near them with the most foursquare user activity.
"Shopping online has been a singular type of business," said Delivery.com CEO Jed Kleckner. "There is a need and interest on the part of the consumer to understand and share what other people have to say about things they want to purchase. We can provide that depth with this foursquare integration."
Users can easily connect to their foursquare account when they log into Delivery.com by clicking "connect." When a delivery or takeout order is placed, users can check in on the foursquare website through Delivery.com, so their foursquare history can now include all their favorite delivery restaurants too.
"We're excited that Delivery.com users will be able to take advantage of all of the rich place-related content shared through foursquare," said Akshay Patil, Platform Evangelist for foursquare. "Check-ins through Delivery.com will feed the data set that powers Explore, our personalized recommendation engine, making the foursquare experience even more powerful for the Delivery.com community."
Delivery.com is a leading destination for local online and mobile ordering that connects users to restaurants and stores in their neighborhoods. Since 2004, the mission of Delivery.com has been to provide consumers and companies with fast, convenient delivery and pickup from all of their favorite local businesses while at home, at work, or on the go. Today, Delivery.com has over half a million users and a network of nearly 10,000 restaurants, caterers, grocers, and other businesses in over 50 cities nationwide - and is growing every day.
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