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Postmates is now offering contactless delivery in light of coronavirus

It’s a move that’s intended to keep customers and delivery staff safe

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In the past few days, coronavirus has been officially called a global pandemic and many communities are social-distancing in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. We may also be seeing an uptick in online deliveries, as some people avoid going to the grocery store.

Postmates has just launched a new feature to help keep both customers and delivery drivers safe. The company’s new contactless delivery options will allow you to choose exactly how your groceries or food are dropped off.

Postmates wrote in a blog: “Today, we’re introducing Dropoff Options which will give our customers the ability to specify how they’d like to receive deliveries. Customers can choose to meet their Postmate at the door, as they have before, meet curbside, or go non-contact and have deliveries left at the door.”

The statement continued: “To use this new feature, order as normal and then you’ll be prompted to select your delivery preference before checking out. We know there are always people who, for health and other reasons, might prefer a non-contact delivery experience and we believe this will provide customers with that option.”

Instacart, the company that deliveries groceries, introduced a new feature earlier this month. “Leave at My Door Deliver” gives you the option to have your order left by your door - in order to avoid person-to-person contact.

According to CNN business, contactless deliveries were also used by companies in China in response to the coronavirus outbreak there.

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