Mayor Sharon Weston-Broome announced that Postmates, an on-demand delivery service, is making its debut in Baton Rouge Wednesday.
The Silicon Valley tech platform recently announced the expansion of its coverage to nearly one in two U.S. households.
The mobile app service offers on-demand delivery options to customers at a starting rate of $3.99
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“We are ecstatic that Postmates has decided to make Baton Rouge the next destination for their on-demand delivery platform,” said Mayor Broome.
“The arrival of Postmates allows local businesses to expand their reach via this app-based delivery service, while also creating additional opportunities for meaningful employment in the parish’s growing “gig-economy” sector.”
Postmates is described as a three-sided marketplace that connects local Baton Rouge brick and mortar retailers to customers and a network of deliveries known as “Postmates.”
The platform’s arrival in Baton Rouge is expected to increase the sales rate of partner retailers by 3.7 times.
“With Baton Rouge’s unrivaled history of food, culture, retail and the arts, we’re proud to bring Postmates to the market and enable customers within Louisiana to unlock the best of their cities through on-demand delivery,” said Bastian Lehmann, CEO & Co-Founder of the on-demand delivery giant.
“While some platforms like to build warehouses on the outskirts of cities and then funnel goods into town, we believe our communities are our warehouses. They’re home to finely crafted goods, household products, and the tastes and scents which power our local economies. We’re excited to help boost local commerce and retail possibilities through our launch in Louisiana and 100 additional U.S. cities this month.”