Amazon Prime and GrubHub announce US partnership
Amazon Prime has taken its first step into the world of food home delivery as it teams up with one of the biggest players in the US market.
GrubHub is one of the largest food home delivery platforms operating in the US
Amazon has taken a step into the world of food home delivery, after the retail giant announced it had teamed up with GrubHub – a delivery platform owned by Just Eat.
Starting today, Prime members in the US can sign up for Grubhub+ for free and access unlimited free delivery fees from hundreds of thousands of restaurants on Grubhub for one year.
More than half (53 percent) of adults and nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of millennials admit that purchasing takeout and delivery food is “essential” to the way they live, but only one-third (38 percent) of Americans report using third-party delivery companies like Grubhub at least some of the time.
“Both Grubhub and Amazon have transformed people’s lives by providing them with unprecedented choice and convenience,” said Ariella Kurshan, Senior Vice President of Growth, Grubhub.
“With the new Grubhub and Amazon offering, Prime members now can enjoy free delivery from hundreds of thousands of restaurants across the country, when they sign up for a year of free Grubhub+. I’m thrilled that new Grubhub diners from Amazon can get even more delivered to their door with their Prime membership.”
“Being able to give Prime members one year of Grubhub+ and no delivery fees from restaurants is our way of saying ‘thank you’,” added Jamil Ghani, Vice President, Amazon Prime.
“The value of a Prime membership continues to grow with this offer, and this year is shaping up to be a great time to enjoy the convenience, savings, fun — and deliciousness — that membership provides.”
Grubhub+ members can also benefit from a donation match on Grubhub+ orders through Grubhub’s Donate the Change program, which the platform says raised more than $25 million in 2021 alone, benefiting more than 20 charitable organizations.
Diners support hundreds of thousands of local and independent restaurants and drivers around the country when they order delivery on Grubhub. Grubhub+ members have placed hundreds of millions of orders on the Grubhub Marketplace to date, driving additional sales to restaurants and bringing more earnings opportunities to our delivery partners.