DoorDash enters Australian market

03 September, 2019 by
Annabelle Cloros

US-based delivery platform DoorDash is set to enter the Australian market.

While DoorDash has not confirmed an official launch date, a spokesperson told the SMH the company is “continually assessing new opportunities”.

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The company has posted a number of job advertisements on LinkedIn, including general manger and head of business development roles based in Melbourne, and opened a Facebook page in a bid to attract drivers.

The Australian website is live with a landing page for restaurants to sign up for the platform.

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DoorDash was founded in San Francisco in 2013 and has a larger market share in the US than Uber Eats.

The company is worth approximately $12.6 billion after it received a $600 million investment in May, however DoorDash came under fire in June when it was revealed the company could use all or part of customer tips to pay base rates.

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The policy has since changed, with the base rate for drivers increasing from $2 USD to $10 USD per delivery plus all tips.