Pink Dot Taps Postmates for Delivery

Southern California c-store turns to e-courier
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Pink Dot, a Southern California convenience-store chain, has entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with Postmates for on-demand delivery.

"In the past few years as a merchant on the Postmates platform, we have proven our ability to successfully partner with Postmates to satisfy customers' expectations. Based on our phenomenal success as one of the highest-performing merchants on the Postmates platform, we pursued other opportunities to expand our business with Postmates," said Sol Yamini, president of Pink Dot. "We recently opened up our location in East [Los Angeles] and have plans to expand Pink Dot to West LA/Santa Monica, The Valley, Phoenix, New York City and Chicago, and we felt that Postmates was the perfect partner to help us scale our expansion. So, with Postmates technology and the Pink Dot trusted brand and selections, you really can get just about anything you want delivered to your door in minutes."

Customers can visit Postmates’ website to order from Pink Dot or download the Postmates app on iOS or Android. Delivery fees start at $1.99. Customers who have signed up for Postmates’ $7.99-per-month subscription service can pay nothing in delivery fees, however.

"Postmates maintains a leadership position in LA and the Southwest, where we hold No. 1 market share—nearly 80% more market share than the next largest competitor, according to Second Measure, so we are well positioned to help Pink Dot continue to grow,"  said Dan Mosher, senior vice president and merchant lead for Postmates.

West Hollywood, Calif.-based Pink Dot has been in operation for more than 30 years and has made deliveries through its fleet of Volkswagen bugs in the past.

San Francisco-based Postmates launched in 2011 as an on-demand delivery app offering items from restaurants and stores previously only available offline. The company now operates in 2,950 U.S. cities, as well as Mexico, and provides access to more than 300,000 merchants.

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