Postmates ramps up expansion

Gina Acosta
Executive Editor
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Postmates is accelerating the expansion of its "anything" delivery service to include Hawaii and Mexico.

The company has launched its platform in Mexico City, representing the company’s first market outside the U.S. The news comes just a day after Postmates entered the Hawaii market starting with Honolulu as the company looks to ramp up its offering to compete with Amazon, Instacart, and others. 

Just last week Postmates launched an on-demand grocery service called Postmates Fresh in a handful of U.S. cities.

"We believe Mexico City is a perfect market for Postmates to offer its on-demand delivery service," said Sean Plaice, co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, Postmates. "It is one of the largest urban consumer markets in the world -- with a vibrant economy and food scene. In the U.S., Postmates is known for our reliable network and an intuitive app experience, which makes it incredibly easy to unlock the best food within your city. We realize our name -- Postmates -- is a bit difficult to pronounce in Spanish. But we guarantee that will be the hardest part of your Postmates experience!"

Founded out of San Francisco in 2011, Postmates serves as an easy way to match consumer goods with people that are able to deliver them. The company has raised nearly $300 million in equity funding, and its service is now available in dozens of cities across the U.S., from California and Colorado to Illinois and Indiana, where it already makes around 2.5 million deliveries each month.

With an average delivery time of 35 minutes or less, Postmates customers have a one-stop shop for all their on-demand food needs. 

Postmates is donating 10 percent of its sales in Mexico City through the end of the year to support the reconstruction of schools to improve the quality of life of Mexican children and teenagers. During the evening's launch event, Postmates will present Fundación Por México with an initial donation of U.S. $25,000.00.