DoorDash has announced a 50 percent reduction in the commission it charges restaurants in Australia, Canada, and the United States…
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a near stand-still of practically all businesses in many countries around the world. The COVID-19 subsequent stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders are particularly hard on local businesses, especially restaurants, which heavily rely on in-house dining. DoorDash, a service that offers food deliveries, says that it’s committing up to $100 million to local restaurants.
DoorDash reduces restaurant commissions 50 percent through May
DoorDash will enact a 50 percent reduction in the commission it charges restaurants for using its meal delivery service. That’s the $100 million commitment. Meaning, the company will apply the discount toward the commitment.
Here’s a quick example of how it works. If a local eatery would normally pay DoorDash a $3 commission, that amount would be lowered to $1.50. The $1.50 in savings would then apply to the $100 million figure. Additionally, DoorDash also waived commission fees on pickup orders.
Local businesses are the fabric of our communities. To further help them, we’re reducing commissions for local restaurant partners by 50% through the end of May. This injection of up to $100m is on top of our prior initiatives. Read more here: https://t.co/CdIQRinse8
— Tony Xu (@t_xu) April 9, 2020