DoorDash is now delivering purchases from Facebook Marketplace

You may not need to collect your purchases from the local Facebook Marketplace in the near future. Meta has agreed The Wall Street Journal that DoorDash is now handling deliveries on Facebook Marketplace as part of an “early” partnership. Couriers deliver orders small enough to fit in a car boot, from sellers up to 15 miles away. The diary‘s sources said and should complete their submissions within 48 hours.

The feature is currently free to attract customers, a tipster said. It’s not clear how Facebook and DoorDash would later charge the customer. The companies have been testing the offer in several US cities over the past few months.

The rationale for the collaboration is said to be simple. Meta has learned that Marketplace is one of the few Facebook features young people use when not jumping to TikTok, the sources say. DoorDash could help drive demand, especially among younger users.

For DoorDash, the alliance could help reduce reliance on restaurant orders. The company has been supplying groceries and convenience store essentials for years. This would give DoorDash a steadier revenue stream and could help it compete with Uber Eats’ nationwide shipping service.

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