Us takeaway company Postmates has added a new contactless delivery option to its delivery service, giving confidence to customers worried about the virus,media outlet Slash Gear reported. So far, customers who order food through the service have chosen to deliver meals in a “contactless delivery” manner, which means that the customer doesn’t need to interact with the delivery man at all. Instead, meals will be left at the customer’s doorstep for retrieval after the delivery man leaves.
Rani Molla first posted on Twitter that she had discovered new delivery options, allowing customers to choose to put their takeaways on their doorsteps instead of opening doors and picking them up from the delivery man. This eliminates direct contact between people and may prevent customers or distributors from being exposed to people with coronaviruses.
Postmates confirmed that new delivery features will be available starting Friday; The company also sent an email to customers about the feature. Of course, customers can still choose to deliver their meals to the door as usual, or to meet with the delivery driver outside.
In a blog post about the new option, Postmates did not specifically mention the new corona virus, but said, “We know that for health and other reasons, there are always some people who might prefer a contactless delivery experience, which we believe will give customers that option.” “
Reducing contact with others may help reduce the chance of contracting a new coronavirus, which can spread from one person to another. The CDC has previously advised people to avoid touching their faces and wash their hands regularly with water and soap, which is more effective than hand sanitizer. In public, hand sanitizer can also be used to help reduce any exposure to the virus.