DoorDash is partnering with Meta to pilot Facebook Marketplace deliveries across multiple cities in the U.S.
Drivers will only transport items that can fit within the trunk of a car and deliver within 48 hours in a 15-mile radius.
This partnership is a continuation of DoorDash’s ambition to expand beyond restaurant deliveries. In December 2021, J.C. Penney enlisted DoorDash for same-day deliveries of its home products at more than 600 stores, as well as beauty and salon products in select locations. That same month, the platform debuted its DashMart virtual convenience store brand in New York City.
A spokesperson from DoorDash said: “DoorDash is always thinking about new ways to provide the communities we serve with access to unparalleled convenience and opportunity through our platform. We continually explore and test new innovations.”
DoorDash is also facing competition from Uber who teamed up with resale marketplace Mercari in July 2021 to facilitate product exchanges between sellers and customers. Over the past year, Uber has built out its platform through partnerships with Hims & Hers, Bed Bath & Beyond, and The Body Shop, among others.