Oct 17, 2022 International

DoorDash Launches New Ad Solution, Levelling the Playing Field For Merchants of All Sizes

DoorDash is giving restaurants more tools to get in front of their next customer

Today, DoorDash announced the launch of new advertising solutions for merchants including the launch of self-serve Sponsored Listings, which will allow restaurants and brands of all sizes, from local merchants to global brands, to reach new customers and grow their business on the DoorDash Marketplace.

In a market often dominated by larger enterprises, local and small businesses have the same opportunity to reach new customers on DoorDash. There are multiple self-serve tools available on DoorDash that allow merchants to get in front of their customers, from discovery through to the point of sale. This includes existing promotions in the Offers Hub, homepage banners and the new Sponsored Listings features.

The centrepiece of the self-serve suite is DoorDash’s Sponsored Listings tool which enables merchants to upweight their placement in highly visible places on the DoorDash app, like the homepage and search results. Unique compared to many online advertising mechanisms, merchants using Sponsored Listings pay only for orders placed via their ad and not for ad clicks or impressions.

With no prior advertising experience needed, the self-serve platform arms merchants with tools to attract new consumers and tailor campaigns to their brand’s specific needs. This includes, choosing their audience, selecting a daily budget, selecting a targeting strategy, setting a campaign duration and monitoring or pausing the campaign at any time.

“From day one, the DoorDash mission has been to empower local communities by providing equal opportunities to businesses of all sizes. Today, we’re excited to cement this mission and become the ultimate platform when it comes to data and advertising capabilities for merchants.” says Rebecca Burrows, General Manager, DoorDash Australia. 

DoorDash’s goal is to bring restaurants and brands an unparalleled opportunity to find their next consumer and deliver the food and products that are most pertinent to their searches and needs. Whether they are looking to answer the question, “what can I have for dinner?” or need to order a quick meal during a busy work day, DoorDash helps brands meet consumers where they are.

“DoorDash ads have really been able to give us an advantage in the delivery space, putting us in front of more customers and providing solid leads. It’s a great platform that understands the needs of my business and is flexible to my budget too.” says Rob McMullen, Seoul Burrito.

“We have been implementing the new sponsored listing as recommended by representatives of DoorDash and at first I was sceptical but as a result we saw order volume increase by 10 ~ 15% throughout all our stores, DoorDash sponsored listing is one of the better designed compared to other platforms where it does not charge by click, rather by an actual order.” says Leo Lee, Chicken Episode.