Postmates Launches in Atlanta today

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Uber, Caviar, Instacart, and now- Postmates.

Today Postmates launches in Atlanta. Need some groceries from Whole Foods? What about a barbecue sandwich from Smokebelly, a latte from Highland Bakery or even a prescription? The app and web platform allows customers to order meals and goods for delivery in under one hour. To date, Postmates' fleet of drivers and riders have completed more than 1.5 million deliveries in 22 cities including San Diego, Denver, Vegas, Houston, Phoenix, Boston, Washington D.C., Miami and Chicago.

With another delivery service, is the market becoming saturated? Postmates differs themselves by allowing delivery 24 hours a day, 7 days a week-and promises to have your order in your hands within one hour. Plus, Postmates will actually pick up and deliver from any store or restaurant that will prepare a to-go order. Even if you don't see a menu for your favorite local spot on the app, you can search for that place by name or address, and then write your order in the custom notes section.

“We're super excited to launch in Atlanta, where people have been asking for the service for quite some time,” says Heather Luntz, communications manager at Postmates. “With a budding restaurant scene and so many vibrant neighborhoods offering their own food personality, we're giving Atlantans choice, plus the convenience of getting their favorite food delivered on-demand when they can't leave their home or office.”

Atlanta's initial delivery zone includes: Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead, Emory University, Morningside-Lenox Park, Westside, Virginia Highlands, Druid Hills, Edgewood and Little Five Points. You can see the detailed map below.

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The possibilities for deliveries are endless. Below, we’ve shared a few options to consider ordering for:

  • Vegetarian and vegan: Arden's Garden and Café Sunflower
  • Burgers: Shake Shack and Farm Burger
  • Thai: Tamarind Seed Bistro and Top Spice
  • Barbecue: D.B.A. Barbecue and Smokebelly BBQ

Plus- Postmates General Store is the company's own version of a one-stop shop. If you're having late-night digestive issues, they've got Pepto Bismol. "Hangry?" They'll deliver Snickers. Having a last-minute party? They have plastic shot glasses.

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To kick-off Atlanta’s launch, Postmates is offering free stuffed cookies on-demand from Gigi’s Cupcakes on Thursday and Friday beginning at 1 p.m. The promotion will appear on the home screen of the app or website until items are sold out. The entire order is free of charge- no payments are required for delivery.

From today until April 30, all delivery fees are waived on orders in Atlanta.

Also, the first 500 Atlanta residents who download the Postmates app and enter the code ATLVIP will receive a $50 credit. This goes toward delivery fee from May 1 until May 15.

The Postmates app is available for a free download for iOS and Android, and orders can also be placed online.

Deliveries begin at $5. You pay for the entire order and tip through the app.