Born a decade ago as a restaurant delivery service, DoorDash has since grown to become a global marketplace delivering everything from food and groceries to personal care products across more than 7,000 cities in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Japan. Now, in a push to be more inclusive, the San Francisco-based company unveiled that it has revamped its app to accept SNAP/EBT payments.
Here's everything you need to know about using EBT on DoorDash and how its new program will work.
Is DoorDash Accepting EBT Now?
At first, DoorDash only accepted SNAP/EBT payments at participating Safeway and Albertsons' stores. In July, however, the company furthered its commitment to broadening food access by partnering with more than 4,000 ALDI, Albertsons, Meijer, Safeway, and 7-Eleven stores to accept SNAP/EBT payments online.
It also offers a free, two-month DashPass membership for users who sign up and link their SNAP/EBT payment info on the app. DashPass provides users with $0 delivery fees on qualifying orders from thousands of participating restaurants, grocery, and convenience stores across the U.S.
To enroll, customers have the option to add their SNAP/EBT card directly to the payment method section on the app under "Program Cards." Once the payment information is added, they receive an email with instructions on how to redeem their DashPass membership. (Note that exclusions may apply.)
Here are some other details to keep in mind, including what places take EBT on DoorDash:
- ALDI: Shoppers are able to tap into DoorDash's extensive network to access and buy SNAP-eligible grocery items from more than 2,200 ALDI locations across 38 states.
- Albertsons and Safeway: Almost 900 Safeway and 380 Albertsons locations nationwide are already DoorDash-friendly — allowing customers to order and purchase SNAP-eligible items for both online purchases and home deliveries. Shoppers can also link their DoorDash account to the chains' loyalty programs to accrue additional savings and points on gas and grocery rewards at participating locations.
- Meijer: Shoppers are able to use SNAP/EBT to pay for fresh food items across more than 260 Meijer locations nationwide.
- 7-Eleven:Wondering if you can use EBT on DoorDash from 7-Eleven? Customers can snag a variety of convenience items, food, and beverages for delivery from over 130 7-Eleven stores throughout the U.S.
Other Updates to the App
According to a press release from the company, DoorDash has surpassed 5 billion consumer orders, over $100 billion in merchant sales, and more than $35 billion in revenue for its Dashers since it was founded 10 years ago. To celebrate, the company said it has made the "biggest app updates" since its inception.
Here's a peek into what the updates will cover, in addition to accepting SNAP/EBT payments:
- Consumer App Overhaul: The newly designed app will feature a universal search bar, a browse tab to discover more options, separate tabs for grocery and retail shopping, and the ability to have multiple carts open simultaneously. These updates will be released gradually across the U.S., Canada, and Australia in the coming months.
- Increased Flexibility for Dashers: Dashers will now be able to choose from two new earning modes, "Earn by Time" and "Earn Per Offer." Other updates include post-checkout tipping and "Dash Along the Way" for efficiency, as well as a safety feature for location sharing.
- Growth Opportunities for Merchants: DoorDash is introducing interactive features such as personalized growth recommendations, customer rewards, and enhanced customization options for storefronts to help businesses grow their online presence.
We know restaurants hate DoorDash delivery fees, but it's hard to deny the convenience of these delivery services. Seriously, how did we ever live without 'em?