Today, DoorDash announced that it is extending its petroleum rewards program for its platform’s delivery drivers. The service allows delivery personnel to get 10% cash back on their petrol purchases anywhere in the United States by using their DasherDirect card. Last month, the business unveiled the rewards program in an effort to offset rising gas prices. The program was intended to finish in April, but it’s been extended until the end of August now. According to the firm, since the program’s inception, delivery persons using the platform have saved an average of $0.42 per gallon on each visit. DoorDash also claims that more than 8,600 delivery personnel use their Dasher Direct cards every hour to save 10% cash back.
Furthermore, according to DoorDash, delivery drivers have leveraged the 10% cash back advantage through DasherDirect in over 8 million transactions across gas stations. DoorDash said it would keep an eye on gas costs throughout the summer and listen to input from its delivery community regarding its services. Over the last six months, the firm has been adjusting its platform and offering new alternatives for customers. DoorDash just unveiled a new “DashPass for Students” membership package for college students that costs $4.99 per month, which is half the price of a typical monthly DashPass subscription.
Customers may utilize the service to return shipments to the local post office, UPS, or FedEx outlet, according to the business. On Monday, DoorDash announced the launch of a new subscription service for college students dubbed “DashPass for Students.” The monthly membership is $4.99, which is half the price of a regular DashPass subscription. For $48 a year, you can also choose for the Annual Student Plan. The new membership tier includes limitless $0 delivery costs on orders over $12 and 5% DoorDash credit back on qualified restaurant pickup purchases. It also features unique menu items and member-only promotions.
In 2018, the firm introduced its “DashPass” membership, which costs $9.99 per month. The new program expands on what’s already accessible and is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at authorized colleges and institutions in the United States. If you’re a student who doesn’t already have a DashPass account, you may join up for a free 30-day trial when you choose the new student subscription option. In a statement, DoorDash’s chief marketing officer, Kofi Amoo-Gottfried, said, “With the launch of DashPass for Students, we’re excited to change the game for students with a plan that’s designed specifically for them and provides access to everything from late night study snacks and grocery items to school supplies and dorm essentials.”
The announcement comes after DoorDash told TechCrunch that it’s testing a new tool called “Return a Package,” which allows consumers to utilize the service to return parcels to the local post office, UPS, or FedEx outlet. The service is now in a small beta test and is not yet generally available, according to DoorDash, which refuses to say which markets provide it.