Hospitality Business Magazine

Delivery platform DoorDash expands its NZ reach today

DoorDash is launching in Tauranga, Palmerston North, Dunedin, Kapiti Coast and Rangiora today, marking a significant milestone in the business’s expansion and growth plans across New Zealand.

Since opening in 2013, DoorDash has become the largest on-demand local commerce platform in the United States and operates in thousands of cities world-wide. Its mission is to bring together communities by connecting consumers with their favourite local and national businesses by bringing ‘More to Your Door’.

In May 2022, DoorDash launched in Wellington, New Zealand, where it has since grown a strong and loyal base of customers, dashers and merchants. Following this success, DoorDash expanded to Christchurch, Auckland and, most recently, to Hamilton in early 2024.  

DoorDash’s General Manager of New Zealand, Bradley Thomas, says he is thrilled that more Kiwis will now be able to access incredible local eateries through DoorDash.

“We are excited to bring DoorDash to Tauranga, Palmerston North, Dunedin, Kapiti Coast, and Rangiora. These areas have vibrant local food scenes, and we look forward to connecting Kiwis with their favourite local restaurants and eateries,” Thomas said.

“This launch is particularly exciting as we continue to expand our footprint in New Zealand, enabling more communities to experience the convenience and variety that DoorDash offers.”

To promote the occasion, DoorDash is giving all new customers in Tauranga, Palmerston North, Dunedin, Kapiti Coast and Rangiora Coast 50% off their first two DoorDash orders and $0 delivery fee for their first 30 days (fees & T&Cs apply to each offer).

A variety of local favourite eateries have already signed up to the DoorDash platform including Re Burger, Burger Burger, Pizza Club and Gong cha.