Mercato, the online grocery eCommerce platform for independently owned grocery and specialty food stores is partnering with DoorDash, the largest and fastest-growing on-demand destination for door-to-door delivery in more than 4,000 cities in the United States and Canada. As Mercato’s preferred partner, DoorDash will fulfill the majority of Mercato’s grocery delivery orders.
This partnership provides consumers with low-cost, same-day delivery on everything from meat and fish, to produce, bakery items, prepared foods and pantry staples from local specialty markets and independent grocers.
To celebrate the partnership, fans can receive $0 delivery fees on all Mercato orders delivered within 10 miles through September 30, 2019. To receive $0 delivery fees, customers can visit www.mercato.com and enter promo code ‘DoorDash’ at checkout.
“Our partnership with Mercato deepens our focus and commitment to better serving local communities, and also our customers and merchant partners beyond restaurant delivery,” says Casey North, DoorDash’s VP of drive. “We’re excited to pair our best-in-class fulfillment operations and commitment to quality with Mercato’s extensive network of independent grocers to bring a new, convenient way for their customers to enjoy their favorite grocery items.”
“DoorDash and Mercato are highly aligned in our desire to help local businesses succeed,” says Mercato founder and CEO Bobby Brannigan. “In the next few months, we will have even more news regarding our delivery programs, including our first delivery subscription offering. We expect these developments will dramatically increase access to affordable grocery deliveries providing huge value to consumers and the hundreds of amazing small businesses on the Mercato platform.”
To date, Mercato has onboarded about 750 independent grocers in 22 states across the U.S. and has aggressive growth plans for the remainder of 2019.