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Square taps Postmates to let merchants offer on-demand deliveries

Venture Beat

Square is partnering with courier network Postmates to bring on-demand deliveries to more restaurants and retailers.

The integration will enable retailers — of any size — that use Square’s payments platform to offer customers the option of having any item delivered.

San Francisco-based Postmates, which recently expanded to more than 1,000 cities as it gears up for its impending IPO, now covers 70% of U.S. households. With around 300,000 couriers, the Postmates platform connects the dots between retailers and consumers and helps brick-and-mortar merchants embrace online commerce. Though Postmates does focus a lot on food delivery, it is open to delivering just about any product, which is why it may be a good fit for Square.