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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Chinese Ridesharing Company DiDi Is Launching an On-Demand Delivery Service in Auckland

Send and deliver parcels across town via the company's band of drivers.
By Stephen Heard
March 08, 2021
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By Stephen Heard
March 08, 2021
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Chinese ridesharing service DiDi threw its hat into the ring last year alongside the likes of Zoomy, Ola and Uber, promising locals "a safe, reliable and value-for-money rideshare service."

This week, the service is launching an on-demand and contact-free delivery service in Auckland. The DiDi Delivery platform allows users to send and deliver parcels through its band of drivers. It offers instant quotes, contactless kerbside delivery and live parcel tracking within the DiDi app.

With fares starting from $5.80, the delivery service enables anyone registered with the app to deliver items across town. How it works: users simply enter their parcel pickup and drop-off address for an instant estimate of the delivery fare, tap confirm, get their parcel picked up and pay in the app once it's been delivered.

DiDi Delivery landed across the ditch last year in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic. DiDi says that the service has been used most frequently to deliver gifts and personal items such as mobile phones, lost keys, tools and clothing. Other common delivery packages include food, documents, groceries, flowers and online purchases.

The DiDi app is now available to download from the app store. For more information, visit newzealand.didiglobal.com.

Image: Daniel Carson, dcimges.org.

Published on March 08, 2021 by Stephen Heard

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