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Self Description

August 2016: "Postmates is transforming the way goods move around cities by enabling anyone to have anything delivered on-demand. Our mission is to be the on-demand delivery infrastructure for every major city in the world. Postmates’ revolutionary Urban Logistics platform connects customers with local couriers who can deliver anything sold in any store or restaurant in minutes. We empower communities to shop local with no waiting, and empower businesses through our API to offer on-demand delivery without dealing with logistics."

https://postmates.com/about

Third-Party Descriptions

August 2016: "Success in on-demand delivery means becoming a routine convenience rather than a luxury. But as the high and even exorbitant fees on Postmates and similar apps show, the economics just don’t work. On-demand startups are falling short of their founding promise to make instant-anything cheap, and they don’t want customers to know. That’s made prices on many of these platforms not just expensive, but also outright misleading."

http://qz.com/722230/postmates-has-failed-to-make-uber-for-anything-cheap/

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Founded/Co-Founded by Bastian Lehmann Person Aug 21, 2016

Articles and Resources

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Aug 15, 2016 Postmates has failed to make Uber-for-anything cheap, and is quietly misleading customers about it

QUOTE: On-demand startups are falling short of their founding promise to make instant-anything cheap, and they don’t want customers to know. That’s made prices on many of these platforms not just expensive, but also outright misleading.

Quartz