Today Door Dash, America’s largest food-delivery service, launched in Sydney, promising users $30 if their orders aren’t delivered within 30 minutes and giving away 10,000 free Oporto burgers. In completely unrelated news, Door Dash’s biggest competitors, Uber Eats and Deliveroo, have today also announced a slew of new services. And the whole country will benefit.
Uber has announced Australia will be the third market in the world to join its Uber Rewards program. When the program launches in early 2020, users across the country will be able to earn points for each dollar they spend, which will get them discounts on Uber Eats orders and Uber rides.
When Door Dash launched in Sydney today, and Melbourne in September last year, it billed itself as the only service among its competitors to offer a pick-up function. That hasn’t lasted long. Today Deliveroo (available in Sydney and Melbourne) also launched a pick-up service to coincide with its fourth birthday. What’s more, from tomorrow it’s giving away 4000 Frank Green reusable coffee cups to customers who order hot drinks for pick up.
We look forward to seeing what else these food-delivery giants will do to win our hearts in their race to be crowned victor in the takeaway wars.