DoorDash is a US-based on-demand food delivery service founded in 2013 in San Francisco. Until now, the company has been operated in three countries, the United States, Canada and the last is in Australia, which entered at the beginning of September 2019. In its homeland DoorDash is the leader and fastest-growing company in the food delivery field, leaving several competitors such as GrubHub and Uber Eats.
In Australia, Uber Eats still a leader in the food delivery market even though it has only been in the Australian market since 2016. Following Uber, there are several companies that play in the same industry such as the UK-based company Deliveroo and the Sydney-based company Menulog.
The presence of DoorDash in the country has a positive effect on Australian foodies since they have a new option for ordering their favourite meals online. Also, the presence of a new company will add opportunities for locals to be able to increase their income by becoming a Dasher or delivery-partners. In addition, it will also open up opportunities for thousands of restaurants to be able to acquire more orders from customers.
DoorDash Australia city list
When entering Australia DoorDash chose Melbourne to be the first and only city where their services could be enjoyed. A city with 5 million people, often dubbed as a foodie city and one of the most liveable cities in the world.
Although there is no detailed information about the next city, through its official blog DoorDash said they plan to expand its services in Victorian regional cities and Australia broadly through the end of 2019 and into 2020.
The following are some cities where DoorDash officially operates in the country.
|New South Wales||Sydney|
|Victoria||Melbourne, Geelong, Melton and Sunbury|
|Western Australia||Perth (postponed)|
The list of cities above is likely to increase along with the company’s expansion plans and food delivery industry growth in the future. Several cities that are likely to be added in the future are Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide.
DoorDash Promo Code
As we mentioned before, DoorDash is not alone in the Australian food delivery field. They must deal with global and local companies doing the same business. To attract the interest of foodies in Australia to use their platform rather than competitors, they apply a lower delivery fee or even $0 fee for new customers.
Furthermore, to promote their services, DoorDash also offers coupons or voucher codes for new users and existing users that can be used to its customer. Find out more about coupons for DoorDash and how to use it in the app.
They usually offer two types of promotions, the first is a free delivery promo that you can use to order food without worrying about the delivery fee. Another promo is in the form of coupon codes that can be used to reduce your total purchases. For example, a DoorDash $15 off code for orders over $30.
DoorDash Delivery Fee
Just like other on-demand food delivery apps, DoorDash also charges you a delivery fee when ordering food using its platform. The standard delivery fee in Australia is A$3.99. This is much cheaper than the fee in its home country that charged US$5.99.
When we try to place an order at a restaurant that is 500 metres or 3 kilometres from the location we ordered, the delivery fee on the checkout screen still shows the standard fee A$3.99. So, in Australia DoorDash still applies a flat rate delivery fee for now. Unlike Uber Eats, which applies a delivery fee based on the distance from the restaurant to your location.
The good thing is you might be eligible for free delivery for when ordering with them. DoorDash will automatically give Free Delivery promotion to new customers. To eligible for this promotion you only need to place your first order with them to get the $0 delivery fee on every order over $10 for the next 30 days.
DoorDash for Drivers
Besides offering Australian food lovers more choices to deliver their favourite dishes, the existence of DoorDash is also able to provide an impact on locals. They provide the opportunity for anyone to become a Dasher and get income by delivering food. The following is a screenshot from the DoorDash driver app when received a delivery order.
For those who want to deliver with DoorDash, depending on your local market, you can start delivering food by using a car, motorcycle, scooter or bike. Also depending on your vehicle, the requirements to become a delivery driver are the same as other companies, such as proof of identity and background checks.
You may also need a vehicle insurance and driver license for delivery with car and motorbike. Learn more about DoorDash driver in Australia, incl. requirements list and how to apply.