May 24, 2022 Australia

DoorDash Launches in New Zealand

Largest US On-Demand Local Delivery Platform Arrives in Wellington, Expanding to New Zealand   

Wellington, NZ, 25 May 2022: DoorDash (NYSE: DASH) has arrived in New Zealand. The largest on-demand local commerce platform in the United States is launching in Wellington, expanding to New Zealand. 

Since the company’s founding in 2013, DoorDash has expanded outside the United States to countries including Canada, Australia, Japan, and Germany. Each month, the platform connects more than 25 million consumers, with more than 550,000 local businesses and restaurants, in more than 7,000 cities. DoorDash brings together communities by connecting consumers with their favourite local and national businesses bringing ‘More to Your Door’. 

Starting today, New Zealand can be added to that list, with DoorDash serving New Zealand’s foodie capital Wellington, along with adjacent cities Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt and neighbourhoods in Porirua and Johnsonville soon to follow. Using the DoorDash app, Wellingtonians can order from a variety of incredible local merchants including Mama Brown, The Ramen Shop, 1154 Pastaria, A Taste of Home, Zany Zeus, Boneface Brewing and many, many more.

Customers will also be able to access a variety of national brands on DoorDash, including Hell Pizza, Nando’s, Subway, Tank Juice, Taco Bell and Burger Wisconsin. Beyond food, locals can also order from a range of convenience and specialty stores, with more categories coming soon.

Vaibhav Vishen, who runs a popular Indian eatery in Wellington shared, “Having DoorDash in New Zealand brings in a huge opportunity for us as a restaurant. In a market that is heavily stretched between the pandemic and very few delivery options, it only makes sense for a new venture like Chaat Street by Vaibhav Vishen to launch itself on a globally known platform that is making its first entry in New Zealand. We look forward to a great start with DoorDash!”

General Manager of Australia and New Zealand Rebecca Burrows says DoorDash is excited to kick off its New Zealand operations in an area which has such a vibrant and exciting food scene. “We’re thrilled to offer locals unprecedented access to the restaurants, cafes and food spots they love, not to mention a growing number of retailers offering groceries and convenience items – everything from hair products to pet food.”

Burrows says there has been an overwhelming excitement about the launch from DoorDash’s new Wellington partners and the ‘Dashers’ (couriers) who make the deliveries.

“Our arrival in New Zealand also opens up exciting new earning opportunities for local residents. The Dashers who use our platform are stay-at-home parents, students, small business owners, and others who value the ability to flexibly earn supplemental income. They choose to dash because the platform allows them to work when, where, and how they want.” 

“We can’t wait to bring DoorDash to more places in New Zealand as we strive to connect more communities one doorstep at a time,” she added.

In celebration of DoorDash’s New Zealand launch, new customers will enjoy 50 per cent off their first two orders and $0 delivery fee for their first 30 days. Head to www.doordash.com/en-NZ to learn more.

How DoorDash works

For customers: DoorDash offers a wide selection of the best food and products from the local neighbourhood. DoorDash is a simple web or app platform with secure payment processing. Customers can see where their order is at all times and also have the option to contact the drivers.  Consumers can download the app here (iOS) or here (android).

For business customers (merchants): DoorDash connects merchants and restaurants with their customers via an extremely easy-to-use service and marketplace app that meets the highest consumer experience standards. In addition, business partners receive interesting data insights that help them to successfully develop their business digitally and at the same time, retain full control over their offers such as the product presentation and the corresponding photos. More than 75 percent of restaurants on DoorDash confirm that DoorDash has helped them reach new customers. More information can be found here.

For Dashers (couriers): Dashers decide when, where, and how they want to work. Dashers can choose whether or not to accept deliveries, find orders near them, and earn more with promotions like Challenges and Peak Pay in the Dasher app. Before their first dash, Dashers will receive appropriate safety training and will receive an activation kit that contains items like a food warming bag, branded clothing, hand sanitizer, and mask for Dasher safety. More information can be found here.

About DoorDash

DoorDash (NYSE: DASH) is a technology company that connects consumers with their favourite businesses across the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, and Germany. Founded in 2013, DoorDash enables local businesses to address consumers’ expectations of ease and immediacy and thrive in today’s convenience economy. By building the logistics infrastructure for local commerce, DoorDash is bringing communities closer, one doorstep at a time.