You may soon have the option to have your Facebook Marketplace purchases picked up and delivered through DoorDash. according to a report of wall street journalFacebook’s parent company, Meta, is partnering with DoorDash to deliver marketplace items located 15 miles away.
However, not every item is eligible for delivery. the sources tell WSJ That DoorDash will only deliver items that are small enough to fit in a car trunk, and drivers are expected to deliver within 48 hours. Either way, it seems like a useful option for anyone who hasn’t been able to pick up an item themselves.
It also fills a gap in Facebook Marketplace’s existing local delivery options, which only let you deliver large items through a service called Dolly. The service is limited to more than two dozen cities across the U.S., and lets you connect with one or two local “helpers” who will load bulky items — such as a refrigerator, bookshelf, or air conditioner — into a pickup truck and deliver them. Make it to your home for a fee. In addition to Dolly and DoorDash, Meta Marketplace lets sellers ship items directly to a buyer’s address.
It’s still unclear exactly how many Marketplace users currently have the option of DoorDash delivery, or how much it costs. Meta and DoorDash both confirmed the initiative WSJ, and say that they are already testing it in several cities in the US. When reached for comment, Doordarshan spokesperson Ali Musa declined to share any further details, and Meta did not immediately respond.
The partnership comes just months after DoorDash CEO Tony Xu joined Meta’s board of directors, and has reportedly been in the news since 2021. Over the past few years, DoorDash has been expanding its delivery service to include items other than takeout orders, as it also delivers groceries, alcohol, personalized gifts, prescriptions and even COVID- 19 test kits too. Last year, the company struck a deal with Dollar General to offer same-day delivery, and is also looking to expand its service to Europe.