“I need doughnuts,” my co-worker Paige whispered urgently.
I nodded. I understood that this was a serious matter and that it needed to be resolved quickly. But how? I considered our options. They all involved leaving the office and either driving or taking a cab.
Could there be another solution?
Postmates is a mobile app that enables you to have almost anything delivered to you. You choose your favorite store or restaurant, place your order, and then wait for a Postmates courier to be assigned to you. You can track your delivery in real-time on a map and communicate with your courier either by phone call or text message.
What I like about Postmates is that you can order from a wide variety of restaurants, from humble takeout joints to French bistros. Delivery fees start from $5.99, and when I need to use Postmates, it’s well worth the price. I think it’s an especially great option for busy families.
In addition to food, you can have office supplies, clothes, and any other number of things delivered to you through Postmates. I heard of someone getting a tent from REI delivered.
The service is currently available in San Francisco, New York, and Seattle.