Deliveroo will expand its network with restaurants’ own riders

Deliveroo will expand its network with restaurants’ own riders

This hots up competition between Deliveroo and Just Eat, which up until recently only listed restaurants which have their own delivery team.

All orders now placed on the platform in Britain are delivered by one of the firm's 15,000 riders, well-known for their distinctive black and teal jackets and delivery boxes emblazoned with its kangaroo logo.

Deliveroo now works with around 10,000 restaurants, and said that Marketplace+ will help smaller local outlets extend their delivery offer.

Deliveroo has been great from a certain perspective, since it allows restaurants without their own delivery network to offer their menu to customer who don't want to leave the house.

Deliveroo said it will "dramatically extend" its United Kingdom reach by, for the first time, allowing restaurants to sign up to its platform without committing to using its existing rider network. Essentially this turns Deliveroo into a Just Eat/Hungry House-style partner for takeaways and restaurants that have already offer home delivery.

Deliveroo this evening announced plans for a rapid expansion in the United Kingdom, in a pivot that puts the firm on a collision course with rival Just Eat.

"Today we are changing the game", he said.

Since making its first delivery in London in 2013, Deliveroo has expanded into 11 other countries with new markets due soon, prompting questions about whether the firm will pursue an initial public offering (IPO) as it continues to grow. "It's definitely something that we'll consider but just not now".

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