The country's latest food delivery service isn't the work of some new startup or private transportation business capitalising on the fact that we're too lazy to step outside and grab a bite. The humble state-owned New Zealand Post is broadening its horizons beyond the age-old practise of delivering mail with kitchen-to-door drop-offs.
You'd be forgiven for thinking that cycle-riding posties will be lugging the lethal injection of red wine jus and grandma's handwritten letters. Rather, the service is a new partnership with the country's largest online takeaway and home delivery company, Menulog. Using NZ Post's new home delivery service, BringIt, drivers will transport takeaway meals for the website, which boasts more than 800 restaurants across the country — from high end eateries, local neighbourhood restaurants and takeaway outlets.
BringIt started this month with 50 central city Auckland restaurants on board. The current service is limited to four kilometres within participating restaurants to keep food fresh. There are plans to expand delivery to other areas in the coming months.
The service operates 24/7 and orders can be made by signing in and providing the pick-up and delivery details. The set delivery fee is $6.99 within the four kilometre radius.
Published on May 17, 2017 by Stephen Heard