DoorDash hit with lawsuit alleging it misled customers over driver tips
The attorney general of Washington, DC, says the food-delivery company's tipping model was "deceptive."After customer backlash, DoorDash changed its tipping policy in August to give all tips to its delivery workers -- or as the company calls them "Dashers." But DC's attorney general said DoorDash needs to do more.
As you 'd expect, the researchers found that these policies make it much more likely that users will opt in rather than out to tracking. For instance, not having an opt-out button on the first page increase cookie consent by up to 23 percent, while making it available decreased consent by eight to 20 percent.
Instacart has expanded its alcohol delivery to now be available in 14 states and Washington, DC from nearly 100 different retailers. With the roll-out Partners who participate in alcohol delivery on Instacart include Albertsons, Kroger, Publix, Schnucks and Stater Bros., alongside wine and liquor
Online grocery companyhas added a bunch of new features to its Pickup service, designed to make it even easier to click-and-collect your stuff. Customers can now shop via smart storefronts -- a single digital storefront for each of your favorite grocers on the platform -- and enable location-based notifications to let the store know when you're nearby, so handover is quick and seamless.
Other new features include Pick Your Pickup mapping, which lets customers select the pickup location most convenient to their route each day, plus customizedand the option to send a friend or family member to collect an order in their place. And to round out the new additions, Instacart now offers alcohol pickup -- in addition to delivery -- from more than 20 partners, so you don't need to make an extra stop for that crate of beer.
Amazon reportedly plans bigger cashierless supermarkets for 2020
Bringing the cashierless format to new spacesAccording to Bloomberg, the retail giant wants to open both larger supermarkets and smaller pop-up stores as early as the first quarter of 2020, both using the same Amazon Go technology that creates a shopping experience without any checkout lines. Bloomberg notes that this expansion could include Amazon licensing its technology to rival retailers, some of which have been investing in cashierless tech of their own.
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Say hello to convenience, now introducing Instacart Pickup ! We’ re happy to announce the national rollout of Instacart Pickup , a new grocery As part of our commitment to make grocery shopping effortless, we’ re excited to offer a new option for our customers to get groceries from their favorite
Instacart started out as a delivery service, but it seems to be increasingly focused on pickup options. Other majoralready offer this, of course, but by adding these new features -- and expanding to include booze, which would not be without its logistical challenges in terms of laws and ID -- the company clearly wants to position itself at the go-to click-and-collect provider. Looking ahead, the company says it expects to double the number of stores offering pickups this year.
Man Was Driving Drunk And High On Cocaine In Fatal Beach Park Crash, Police Say .
Juan Aguiar, 37, has been charged with four counts of aggravated DUI.Juan Aguiar, 37, has been charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, one count of aggravated driving under the influence of drugs, and one count of aggravated driving under the combined influence of alcohol and drugs.