doordash-profitability

DoorDash Profitability

DoorDash is unprofitable, and it reported growing losses from 2018 when it recorded over $200 million in net losses; it passed the $667 million in net losses in 2019, over $461 million in net losses in 2020, over $468 million in net losses in 2021, and over $1.3 billion in net losses in 2022.

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Uber Eats vs. DoorDash

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DoorDash Financials

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DoorDash generated over $6.5 billion in revenue in 2022 and over $1.3 billion in net losses for the same period.

DoorDash Employees

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In December 2022, DoorDash announced the mass layoff of 1,250 employees, bringing the employees from 8,600 in 2021 to 7,350 at the end of 2022.

DoorDash GOV

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DoorDash defines its Marketplace GOV as the total dollar value of Marketplace orders completed in its local logistics platform, including taxes, tips, and any applicable consumer fees, including membership fees related to DashPass. In 2022, DoorDash GOV was over $53 billion, vs. almost $42 billion in 2021.

Is Uber Eats Profitable?

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Uber Eats’ EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization) – which measures a company’s operational efficiency – was negative for $348 million in 2021, compared to over $870 million in negative EBIDTA in 2020 and over $1.3 billion negative EBIDTA in 2019.

Uber Eats Revenue

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In 2021, Uber Eats passed $8.3 billion in revenue, compared to $3.9 billion in revenue in 2020.

How Much Does Uber Eats Pay?

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In general, a Uber Eats rider might make anywhere between $15-20 an hour in the US. Uber Eats has a take rate of 17-20% on each order placed by the customer. Uber Eats riders’ hourly rates can vary based on geography and route availability.

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Connected Last-Mile Delivery Business Models

Deliveroo Business Model

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Deliveroo is a British online food delivery company founded by Greg Orlowski and Will Shu in 2013. Shu developed the platform in response to a lack of high-quality food delivery in London. Deliveroo makes money by collecting 25-45% of every order it facilitates. It also charges delivery fees and onboarding fees for restaurants that wish to be featured on the platform. Deliveroo for Business is a service designed for corporate clients needing to order food in bulk. The company also charges a higher commission to businesses that utilize a network of digital kitchens to process orders.

DoorDash Business Model

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DoorDash is a platform business model that enables restaurants to set up at-no-cost delivery operations. At the same time, customers get their food at home, and dashers (delivery people) earn some extra money. DoorDash makes money by markup prices through delivery fees, memberships, and advertising for restaurants on the marketplace.

Glovo Business Model

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Glovo is a Spanish on-demand courier service that purchases and delivers products ordered through a mobile app. Founded in 2015 by Oscar Pierre and Sacha Michaud as a way to “uberize” local services. Glovo makes money via delivery fees, mini-supermarkets (fulfillment centers that Glovo operates in partnership with grocery store chains), and dark kitchens (enabling restaurants to increase their capacity).

GrubHub Business Model

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Grubhub is an online and mobile platform for restaurant pick-up and delivery orders. In 2018 the company connected 95,000 takeout restaurants in over 1,700 U.S. cities and London. The Grubhub portfolio of brands like Seamless, LevelUp, Eat24, AllMenus, MenuPages, and Tapingo. The company makes money primarily by charging restaurants a pre-order commission, and it generates revenues when diners place an order on its platform. Also, it charges restaurants that use Grubhub delivery services when diners pay for them. 

Lyft Business Model

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Lyft is a transportation-as-a-service marketplace allowing riders to find a driver for a ride. Lyft has also expanded with a multimodal platform that gives more options like bike-sharing or electric scooters. Lyft primarily makes money by collecting fees from drivers that complete rides on the platform.

OpenTable Business Model

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OpenTable is an American online restaurant reservation system founded by Chuck Templeton. During the late 90s, it provided one of the first automated, real-time reservation systems. The company was acquired by Booking Holding back in 2014 for $2.6 billion. Today OpenTable makes money via subscription plans, referral fees, and in-dining with its first restaurant, as an experiment in Miami, Florida.

Postmates Business Model

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Postmates is a food delivery service built as a last-mile delivery service platform connecting locals with shops. Postmates makes money by collecting fees (commission, delivery, service, cart, and cancellation fees). It also makes money via its subscription service (called Unlimted – $9.99/month or $99.99 annually), giving free delivery on orders of more than $12.

Uber Eats Business Model

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Uber Eats is a three-sided marketplace connecting a driver, a restaurant owner, and a customer with Uber Eats platform at the center. The three-sided marketplace moves around three players: Restaurants pay commission on the orders to Uber Eats; Customers pay small delivery charges and, at times, cancellation fees; Drivers earn through making reliable deliveries on time.

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