Gig economy apps are a great way to take softbank money before it dries up.
To get new customers, DoorDash charge $16 for a pizza that the restaurant charges $24 dollars for, and take the hit on it.
So, the restaurant owner buys a load of pizzas through the app, from his own restaurant, at a cut rate. Sure enough, a driver rocks up and pays the full amount!
This restaurant never even signed up for the app.
My local cab company does food delivery. They charge almost twice as much. Because that is what it costs to actually do this.
@ben yeah it's easy to forget that Deliveroo runs at a loss and lives off investor money.
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