TORONTO — foodora has launched a new “shops” feature on its app and website. With the addition, customers can now toggle between restaurants and shops for on-demand delivery.
Toronto foodora customers will find more than 60 new vendors in the new shops section, with plans to roll this feature out to select foodora markets in 2020. There are also plans in motion for several major Canadian retailers to launch on the platform over the next few months.
“We know that Canadians are early e-Commerce adopters — they expect their preferred retailers to be accessible from anywhere at any time and foodora is the on-demand piece of this puzzle,” says David Albert, managing director, foodora Canada. “foodora’s already much more than a restaurant-delivery platform — instead of turning to one of the bigger, costly services that often require subscriptions, customers can now find awesome, local products on foodora and get them delivered within 60 minutes.”
In addition to 7-Eleven, which launched on foodora in 2018, and the LCBO, which launched in September, new retailers available through foodora include Wine Rack, Fresh and Wild Food Market, The Dog Bowl, Popeye’s Supplements Canada, Pace Pharmacy and Compounding, Strange Love Coffee and Reid’s Distillery. A selection of local breweries, including Amsterdam Brewhouse, Henderson Brewing Co., Bellwoods Brewery and Rorschach Brewing Co. are also available.
“When we heard foodora was an option for delivering our beer, we immediately got on board,” says Joey Seaman, head of Business Development, Bellwoods Brewery. “This is the most convenient way of getting our beer into the fridges of our local Toronto customers that can’t easily make it to our Bellwoods Brewery bottle shops.”
All foodora riders delivering from alcohol vendors in Toronto are Smart Serve-certified to responsibly deliver alcohol to customers ages 19 and over. If the recipient fails to produce valid ID, appears to be intoxicated, or attempts to purchase for a minor or impaired individual, the delivery will be cancelled, and a $20 restocking fee will be applied.