MEXICO CITY and SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Postmates, the largest on-demand delivery platform in the U.S., announced today its launch in Mexico City, Mexico, marking its first international expansion. Starting today, residents in Polanco, Condesa, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, Roma, Jardines Del Pedregal, Lomas de Tecamachalco and Ciudad Universitaria, among other areas, will have access to more than 1,000 restaurants -- bringing the best of Mexico City's diverse food scene to customers' doors in minutes. As the originators of on-demand 'anything' in the U.S., and with more than 2.5 million deliveries made every month and a network of more than 100,000 couriers, Postmates has built a loyal following who see the service not just as an app, but as a way of life. Postmates brings a unique, beautifully designed app experience and a reliable network of couriers to the market in Mexico City.
"We believe Mexico City is a perfect market for Postmates to offer its on-demand delivery service," said Sean Plaice, co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, Postmates. "It is one of the largest urban consumer markets in the world -- with a vibrant economy and food scene. In the U.S., Postmates is known for our reliable network and an intuitive app experience, which makes it incredibly easy to unlock the best food within your city. We realize our name -- Postmates -- is a bit difficult to pronounce in Spanish. But we guarantee that will be the hardest part of your Postmates experience!"
With an average delivery time of 35 minutes or less, Postmates customers have a one-stop shop for all their on-demand food needs. To celebrate the launch, Postmates is giving customers in Mexico City 1,000 pesos in delivery credit good through December 15, 2017. To order, download Postmates on iOS or Android. Deliveries cost 25 pesos per order.
As has been its approach in the U.S., Postmates believes it is part of the communities it serves. Postmates now employs a local operations team in Mexico City to support the market, and is partnering with Fundación Por México, a nonprofit, for earthquake rebuilding efforts. Postmates is donating 10 percent of its sales in Mexico City* from today through the end of the year to support the reconstruction of schools to improve the quality of life of Mexican children and teenagers. During the evening's launch event, Postmates will present Fundación Por México with an initial donation of U.S. $25,000.00.
Postmates is building partnerships on the ground in Mexico City with valued, high-quality restaurant partners -- from large-scale restaurant groups, to independent favorites. On average, merchant partners in the U.S. see a 4X revenue increase when joining the Postmates platform. As of today, residents can order from favorites like Los Canarios, Juan Valdez Cafe, Tori Tori, Sushi Roll, Maison Kayser, Fisher's, Hotel Carlota, Fonda Porteña and Giornale.
"Working with a giant like Postmates will help us even more to strengthen our presence and reach each home in CDMX," said Israel Garcia, owner, La Pibil. "We're delighting palates and bringing our great flavors to the doors of our friends and customers."
Postmates is celebrating its launch with a series of events today. Postmates and the U.S. Embassy will co-host a roundtable on investing in the skills, talent and ecosystem that powers Mexico City's entrepreneurial economy -- with representatives ranging from local incubators, startup founders and the Mayor's Economic Development office. The evening launch event will invite partners, Postmates teammates, community leaders and friends to celebrate -- with live music and some amazing food from Postmates partners like Hotel Carlota and Fonda Porteña.
*Postmates, though Fundación Por México, will dedicate 10% of its total sales in Mexico City from November 15-December 31, 2017 (up to $50,000 USD or 955,445 pesos).
Postmates helps people unlock the best of their cities – and their lives, with an insanely reliable on-demand "everything" network. Launched in 2011, Postmates is the first and leading company in the on-demand space – helping customers in over 250 cities get whatever they need, whenever they need it. Postmates has the largest on-demand fleet in the U.S. – with 100,000 Postmates and the biggest network of merchants. Postmates is the #1 delivery company in Los Angeles -- the largest consumer market in the U.S. As the originators of on-demand 'anything,' Postmates gives customers access to merchants that were previously inaccessible online. While some companies try to build a warehouse outside of a city and funnel goods into it, Postmates believes that our cities, our towns and our communities are our warehouses. Postmates is helping transform the way food and merchandise move around cities – and is helping local brick and mortar businesses better compete against retail goliaths.
Headquartered in San Francisco, with 550 teammates, Postmates is building a movement. Have chips but no guac? Postmate it. Your date night? Postmate it. Game day? Postmate it. Run out of caffeine? Postmate it. Learn more: www.postmates.com.