The partnership comes as a response to growing consumer demand for instant product delivery.
Data found that in 2020, the number of same-day deliveries that were booked on the Shippit platform grew by 361% compared to the previous year. More recently, Shippit has played a pivotal role in supporting e-commerce clients across Australia, as the need for online delivery skyrocketed during the first year of the pandemic.
DoorDash reaches over 82% of Australia’s population through its driver network and is said to be breaking new ground in the delivery sector.
“The past few years have seen the e-commerce sector have to rapidly evolve in line with unprecedented demand and shifting customer expectations – consumers simply aren’t willing to wait for deliveries anymore,” says Australian General Manager, Rebecca Burrows.
“DoorDash’s existing platform and extensive driver network means we’re well-placed to cater to this demand and support retailers as we continue to move into a world where everything is available on-demand.”
Shippit’s co-Founder and CEO Rob Hango-Zada adds, “Given the three-fold increase we saw in same-day deliveries during 2020, it’s clear today’s customers aren’t willing to wait and we expect that trend to continue, with customers increasingly looking for even faster deliveries including on-demand options.
“That’s why we’re pleased to announce DoorDash is now available on the Shippit platform, giving merchants more choice over who they partner with to better meet changing customer expectations.”
Shippit clients include the likes of Big W, Target, Accent Group, Cotton On and Uniqlo, will now have access to DoorDash Drive’s white-label delivery offering, allowing them to access the company’s network of drivers and technology while maintaining control of the ordering process.
Online purchasers with an eligible radius will simply be shown a ‘same-day delivery’ option at check out, with retailers able to set the delivery price.