Postmates is an American quick-commerce and food delivery service owned by Uber that offers local delivery of restaurant-prepared meals and other goods. As of February 2019, Postmates operates in 2,940 U.S. cities.
The service, launched in 2011, relies on mobile phone applications to match inventories and consumer demand.
On July 6, 2020, Uber announced it would acquire Postmates for US$2.65 billion. On December 1, 2020, Uber announced completion of the deal.
Postmates primarily competes with Grubhub, DoorDash, and its sister service Uber Eats.