DoorDash will cut commissions by 50 percent for local restaurants through the end of May
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DoorDash will be reducing commission fees by 50 percent for orders placed on DoorDash and DoorDash-owned Caviar for all of its local restaurant partners, the company announced on Thursday. The commission relief program will begin on Monday, April 13th and run through the end of May.
The program will benefit more than 150,000 local restaurants in Australia, Canada, and the US, DoorDash says. DoorDash defines a local restaurant as one with five or fewer locations.
DoorDash CEO Tony Xu said this is an “injection of up to $100 million,” but it appears the company isn’t actually giving anyone money directly, as that dollar amount seemingly represents the accumulated total of reduced…