I first started taking a serious look at the earnings potential of delivery services like Postmates and DoorDash in early 2015. Before signing up, I did extensive research talking to couriers and placing orders as a customer. I may have placed a few more orders than I needed to, but I’ll be the first to admit, ordering food through these apps is kinda addicting (and I like to eat).
I try to justify my food ordering habit by telling people how convenient it is and how busy I am, but it probably just means that I’m lazy. Fortunately, I’m not the only one, as the growth of companies like Postmates and DoorDash has exploded over the past year.
They’re not quite as ubiquitous as Uber, but they’re definitely closing in on Lyft, and companies like Sidecar are in their rear view mirror. We all know that Uber is the most consistent option for drivers right now, but there are also a ton of small to mid sized companies trying to break into the rideshare, delivery, food and logistics space. I suspect one day they’ll all be part of the same logistics network, but for now things are still somewhat separate. [Read more…]