Seamless is Dropping its Commission Fees During the COVID-19 Crisis
While COVID-19 accelerates across the country at an unsettling pace, some businesses are doing all that they can to ease the burden of operating … especially with all of the new restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the virus.
The food industry is taking quite a lashing this week with the announcement that restaurants across the city were banned from serving seated patrons, and could only provide takeout or delivery to the masses.
To support the local establishments, online delivery service Seamless is deferring their commission fees for impacted independent restaurants. They’re also matching all promotions for said establishments, have started a “donate the change” Seamless Community Relief Fund for both drivers and restaurants, and are offering a “contact-free” delivery option at checkout, where drivers will call or text when they arrive and drop the order at the door or in the lobby (as determined by the diner).
In a Seamless press release, CEO and Founder Matt Maloney stated, “Local independent restaurants are the lifeblood of our communities and we must do everything we can to get them through this time of uncertainty. With empty dining rooms, restaurants are depending on pickup and delivery orders more than ever.”