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DoorDash to Deliver Alcohol in 20 States

Tech company says restaurants, grocers, c-stores will benefit by increased average order values
DoorDash alcohol delivery
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SAN FRANCISCO — Customers can now use DoorDash to buy alcohol from restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores and more.

Adding alcohol may increase restaurants’ and grocers’ average order values by up to 30% and c-stores’ average order by more than 50%, DoorDash said.

The app will facilitate the delivery of beer, wine and spirits via DoorDash Marketplace across 20 states and Washington, D.C. This follows a multi-year journey of fulfilling alcohol on-demand delivery for many national and local merchants via their own channels with DoorDash Drive, the company’s white-label fulfillment service.

"Over the past year, many cities where we operate evolved their legislation in order to permit the delivery of alcohol to residents' homes. Over that time, we worked tirelessly to build a trusted alcohol ordering and delivery experience for merchants, customers and Dashers," said Caitlin Macnamara, director of alcohol strategy and 0perations at DoorDash. "We're committed to providing new earning opportunities for merchants and Dashers, a safe, high-quality experience for customers, and being a responsible leader in compliant alcohol delivery." 

DoorDash built an alcohol catalogue including 30,000 SKUs available for purchase across thousands of retailers and restaurants nationally. With DoubleDash, customers in select markets can also bundle alcohol with their restaurant meal on certain orders.

The company said it stands with restaurant’s in actively supporting legislation that enables them to offer alcohol beverages through the app and has worked closely with local governments to ensure restaurant partners can add alcohol to their delivery menus and benefit from increased sales that it brings.

DoorDash said it has implemented age-verification measures like rigorous ID verification prior to check out and at multiple points along the delivery to ensure consumers are of legal age.

DoorDash is a technology company that connects consumers with their favorite local and national businesses across all 50 states and abroad. The San Francisco-based company has doubled down on convenience over the pandemic.

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