With the assistance of an acquisition, DoorDash expands its distribution infrastructure to several other sectors.
The firm based in San Francisco announced on Thursday its acquisition of $410 million from Square for Caviar, a high-end competitor. The quarterly income report from Square verified the sale, demonstrating that both money and inventory were included.
Because Caviar is known to give exclusive delivery to curated restaurants to clients, the partnership will create a big dining options database. Whether Caviar will continue to function as its own platform is still uncertain, although it has been confirmed that DoorDash will be working on its executive team.
“The combination of our two companies will produce the industry’s most differentiated business that can deliver a wide range of merchant choice to clients,” wrote DoorDash co-founder and CEO Tony Xu.
“Caviar is a first-rate business like DorDash, working hard to help local restaurants attract more customers, increase their revenues and expand their reach.” He added, “There is a strong spirit between both our businesses.”
The agreement was allegedly created when Square CEO Jack Dorsey called Xu on a prospective purchase, with the call resulting in Square discharging the shipping app from its main collection of financial services.
The purchase comes at a moment when DoorDash is gaining ground aggressively in the contest for food delivery. Despite DoorDash’s latest policy tipping controversy, which saw client tips go to the business rather than shipping messengers, its service is doing well. DoorDash is presently going toe-toe with GrubHub and UberEats heavyweights, thanks to a spree of fundraising over the previous year that brought its complete financing to $2 billion.
With competitor Postmates preparing to go public quickly, along with the ongoing exponential growth of UberEats, the purchase of DoorDash could assist solidify its position among the top crop distribution applications.
DoorDash, the San Francisco based food delivery service has taken a huge step to expand its userbase and offer appropriate services to the users by acquiring Square’s food delivering service Caviar. Though some professional analysts are claiming that a $410 Million investment for Caviar is more than it was expected when the talks and negotiations for acquiring the delivery service Caviar came to the headlines.
Nevertheless, the step is considered as an important factor for the growth and expansion of the company in the future. Now the analysts are trying to figure out the profit the food-based delivery service will be making in the coming years after acquiring Caviar.