SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Postmates, a leader in enabling anyone to have almost anything delivered on demand, announced today it has launched a new shopping experience that brings the best of local retail right to customers' doorsteps. Through this new product, retailers now have the ability to drive growth by creating a virtual storefront that gives customers access to their products through a unique and tailored shopping experience on Postmates.
With Postmates, retailers will be able to sell their inventory by showcasing products with organized, configurable catalogues including high resolution images. Retailers on the Postmates platform can offer customers on-demand delivery, in-store pickup, or non-contact curbside pickup.
"We're thrilled to be a part of the Shop launch on Postmates," said Heather DeLeon, Director of Sales, Anastasia Beverly Hills. "This year, COVID really changed the landscape of how we purchase essentials, spend time recreationally, and even how we treat ourselves. Shop is such an interesting opportunity because it lets people get their hands on our products in a completely new and exciting way."
To lead this category, Nike veteran Mike Buckley, has joined Postmates as SVP of Business, bringing a wealth of experience to lead the creation of this new lead and build the retail category. Prior to Postmates, Buckley served as VP, Digital Commerce Operations & New Business Models at Nike, where he drove operations for Nike's fast-growth digital commerce business, balancing daily operational execution with defining and launching new capabilities.
"I joined Postmates because they have had tremendous momentum and I see a unique opportunity to give smaller retailers tools to be more competitive," said Mike Buckley, SVP of Business Postmates. "Postmates' mission is to enable anyone to have anything delivered on demand, and that goes well beyond prepared food. Now more than ever, we want to provide a solution to local retailers to help them get back to business and reach new customers."
Starting today in Los Angeles, this new category, called 'Shop', will appear in the Postmates app. Customers will be able to browse inventory from Anastasia Beverly Hills, OWL Venice, Big Red Sun, Urbanic, Zadig & Voltaire, Buck Mason, Timbuk2, IRO, Industry of All Nations, Vardagen, Coutula, 12th Tribe, Hourglass, Supervinyl and Parachute Home. Delivery and service fees apply for this experience. Unlimited subscribers will receive free delivery. Should the customer need to return an item, each store's return policy is visible at checkout before the customer completes the purchase.
Earlier this year, Postmates launched Curbside Pickup which was meant to help merchants responsibly accelerate reopening of local businesses by enabling customers and the fleet of Postmates to pick up orders curbside, rather than going into the physical store -- a capability that most businesses don't currently have today. Also, Postmates offers Delivery as a Service (DaaS) which enables merchants to add Postmates as a delivery option to their app or online retail store.
ABOUT POSTMATES Postmates is a leader in delivering your favorite restaurants and a whole lot more on-demand. The platform gives customers access to the most selection of merchants in the US with more than 600,000 restaurants and retailers available for delivery and pickup, many of which are exclusive to Postmates. The market leader in Los Angeles and markets across the southwest, Postmates covers 80% of US households, across all 50 states. Customers can get free delivery on all merchants by joining Postmates Unlimited, the industry's first subscription service. Learn more or start a delivery by downloading the app or visiting www.postmates.com.