On-demand supply startup DoorDash has launched a digital storefront to promote home items, in addition to the varieties of belongings you’d discover at a comfort retailer. So, chips, ice cream, spices and packaged meals from native eating places. Called DashMart, the comfort retailer is offered in eight cities all through the U.S. and plans to launch in further cities over the following few months.
These are primarily micro-fulfillment facilities that carry round 2,000 objects the place DashMart warehouse associates decide and pack the orders, after which supply staff, often called Dashers, come to gather the order and ship to the client.
The transfer into the digital storefront comes a number of months after DoorDash partnered with greater than 1,800 comfort shops all through the nation to raised reply to the wants of shoppers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, DoorDash has been underneath scrutiny for its labor practices, particularly amid this world well being disaster. Last month, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin sued DoorDash for “illegally misclassifying staff as unbiased contractors.” In the grievance, Boudin argues DoorDash misclassified its staff and in doing so, engages in unfair labor practices.
In a press release to TechCrunch on the time, DoorDash stated it’s been supportive of its staff all through the pandemic by providing them security gear, telemedicine and extra. DoorDash has additionally lengthy been a proponent of protecting its staff labeled as unbiased contractors.
Up for vote this November is Prop 22, a measure backed by DoorDash, Uber, Lyft and Instacart, which goals to make drivers and supply staff for stated firms exempt from a brand new state legislation that classifies them as W-2 staff.
However, a report carried out by the Partnership for Working Families argues voting sure on Prop 22 would “create a everlasting underclass of staff in a rising sector of the economic system.”
Californians: Vote #NoOnProp22. Why? Because we should defend rideshare drivers’ means to cut price for higher wages and dealing situations underneath the legislation. https://t.co/RYCb6zKhTP
— For Working Families (@P4WF) July 8, 2020