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Meta Partners With Doordash To Deliver Facebook Marketplace Purchases

Meta Partners With Doordash To Deliver Facebook Marketplace Purchases

American company that operates an online delivery platform, Doordash, has recently partnered with Facebook Parent company Meta, to deliver marketplace items located up to 15 miles away in the U.S.

This partnership means that people will have the option to have their Facebook marketplace purchases picked up and delivered by Doordash drivers. Although there are exceptions of goods that cannot be delivered, as not every item purchased from Facebook’s marketplace is eligible for delivery.

Doordash will only deliver portable goods that are small enough to fit in the trunk of a car. The delivery of these goods is expected to get to the consumers within 48 hours of order by Doordash drivers.

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With the platform still in the early stage, Doordash and Meta are currently offering the test in several cities in the United States, giving many drivers the opportunity to earn money. The partnership comes just a few months after Doordash CEO, Tony Xu joined Meta’s board of directors earlier this year.

Doordash which has for long operated an online food ordering and delivery platform, over the past few years, has sought to broaden its delivery service to include a vast range of items other than food items.

The company has already expanded into the delivery of clothing, Cosmetics, Household essentials, Toiletries, Prescriptions, and many more. Doordash is no doubt hitting on all cylinders, as it has also partnered with some companies, the likes of JC Pennet and Sephora, Rite Aid, and Bed Bath & Beyond, among other retailers.

Following the recent partnership with Meta, the delivery company issued a statement, stating that the company is always thinking about new ways to provide for the communities they serve, with access to unparalleled conveniences and opportunities through a platform, as they continually explore and test innovations.

Often, people on the Facebook marketplace, most especially those who want to sell an item or items are usually not comfortable meeting up with someone unknown, or inviting a stranger to their home to come to pick up an item or vice versa.

With Doordash’s partnership with Facebook, it will help mitigate the fear of sellers and buyers on Facebook’s marketplace, through their delivery services to help deliver items to their destination. It is also a helpful option for buyers that are unable to travel, as purchased goods will now be delivered to other locations.

It is interesting to note that Doordash has already introduced nationwide shipping nine months prior. On the app, there is a new section labeled “Shiping”, where customers can find different options eligible for nationwide shipping.

Meta’s collaboration with Doordash would enable Facebook marketplace to widen its local delivery options. It will also help to fill the gap in Facebook’s marketplace.

As there has been a reported decline of young people (Gen Z) who use Facebook. Meta’s alliance with Doordash is an attempt to reach young users, since marketplace is among the few Facebook features that are popular with Gen Z.

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