Already popular delivery services like Postmates have seen a surge in business in recent weeks and the platform is hoping to make itself even more valuable to merchants and customers with a Curbside Pickup feature. As businesses across the nation prepare to reopen, Postmates is introducing a feature to help restaurants and retailers adjust to a new way of picking up products in person.
As an alternative to getting a Postmates order delivered directly to their home, app users can check-in in real-time when they get to a physical destination. This notifies a participating merchant that their customer is waiting outside to support a safe and seamless pickup experience that adheres to the social distancing protocols that are still in place.
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