Facebook to Collaborate with DoorDash in an Effort to Initiate Marketplace Deliveries
Facebook Marketplace purchases may soon be eligible for DoorDash pickup and delivery. The parent company of Facebook, Meta, reportedly collaborates with DoorDash to transport Marketplace products up to 15 miles away, according to a Wall Street Journal story.
However, not all items are eligible for shipping. According to sources, DoorDash will only deliver products small enough to fit in a car’s trunk, and drivers are required to complete deliveries within 48 hours. It sounds like a useful choice for someone unable to pick up an item oneself, in either case.
It’s still unclear how many Marketplace customers can already order deliveries through DoorDash or how much it will cost. The initiative has been verified by Meta and DoorDash to the WSJ, and they both claim to have already begun testing it in several US locations. When contacted for comment, Ali Musa, a DoorDash spokeswoman, declined to provide any further details, and Meta didn’t answer right away.
The agreement, which has reportedly been in consideration since 2021, was announced only months after DoorDash CEO Tony Xu joined Meta’s board of directors. DoorDash has been expanding its delivery service over the past several years to deliver products other than takeout orders, such as groceries, beverages, custom presents, medicines, and even COVID-19 test kits.