On-demand delivery app Waitr has launched a partnership with logistics delivery software provider Burq to spur expansion as Waitr transitions from food-only to a broader ‘everything delivery’ model, according to a Friday July 8. Press release.
Under the agreement, Waitr, powered by ASAP, will begin delivering to retailers in various sectors, including apparel, fashion, luxury, sporting goods and others, the statement said.
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Partnering with Burq means that Waitr can deliver merchandise from the variety of large retailers and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that Burq works with, including liquor and ethnic grocers primarily offering specialty products not found in traditional supermarkets, according to the Liberation.
“Our vision is to provide same-day delivery of a wide range of items that our customers need and want,” Waitr CEO and Chairman Carl Grimstad said in the statement. communicated. “We believe this new partnership with Burq is another remarkable step towards fulfilling our mission.”
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Co-founder of Burq Salman Habib said in the statement that Burq’s infrastructure is a complement to Waitr’s “extensive driver base that is critical to meeting on-demand customer demands.”
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Based in Lafayette, Louisiana, and founded in 2013 by President Christopher Meaux, Waitr’s online ordering platform offers delivery, transportation and catering options, the statement said.
Along with Bite Squad and Delivery Dudes, Waitr connects local restaurants and grocery stores to diners in underserved U.S. markets, according to the release. As of March 31, the three operate together in approximately 1,000 cities across the United States. Waitr also facilitates access to third parties that provide payment processing solutions for restaurants and other merchants.