I don’t know why it took me so long to use Postmates, but now that I did, I wish I knew about it sooner! I needed to order a group lunch the other day, but the restaurant that my colleagues and I love did not deliver (Field’s Good Chicken – more about that later!).
I had toyed with the idea of having a traditional messenger service pick up lunch when I remembered that I heard of Postmates. Postmates works with local couriers to deliver goods – whether it’s food, office supplies, groceries, medicine from the pharmacy and more – within under an hour.
There’s an iOS app and Android app, or you can order online. I chose to order online and picked Field’s Good Chicken like I would have on Seamless, and ordered through the menu. Within 30 minutes (it was quick!), lunch from Postmates was delivered to my door.
So how much extra did it cost? Well it was a $4.99 delivery fee and a 9% service charge. I was able to waive the delivery fee thanks to some codes I saw on RetailMeNot.
Postmates is currently available in the San Francisco Bay Area (San Francisco, East Bay, South Bay), New York City, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Chicago, Washington DC, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Atlanta, Denver, Las Vegas, San Diego, Orange County, Long Beach, Portland, Phoenix, Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Minneapolis, Charlotte, Nashville and Virginia Beach.
After my first experience using Postmates, I would definitely use it again – after all, as they say, time is money, and it was definitely worth the convenience on this particular day of having lunch delivered. I even noticed that restaurants like Doughnut Plant are on Postmates and I may need to take advantage of that soon!
Want to give it a try? Use my referral code, t8xua, for $10.00 in delivery fee credit.