The Postmates Party feature shows app customers a list of places locals are currently ordering from, giving them five minutes to choose to pool their delivery and waive the fee

Civilian-driven delivery service Postmates is adding a group ordering function to its platform. In the style of Uber's Pool option, it lets customers trade a bit of convenience to save money.

Called the Postmates Party, the feature will have its own separate tab within the Postmates app and give customers five minutes to select their orders from trending locations in their area, allowing for pooled delivery. If they successfully order within the time frame, their order will be free of delivery fees. This new function will be available in nearly a dozen major cities, including Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, Chicago, Seattle, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Philadelphia.

Postmates currently partners with over 500,000 retailers and restaurants in almost 3,000 cities, making it the most popular app of its kind in the southwest alone. “We are driven by the vision of creating a logistics infrastructure that allows goods to move throughout a city at nearly zero cost to the consumer. Postmates Party is the latest innovation in on-demand delivery that will help us deliver on this vision,” said Bastian Lehmann, CEO and co-founder of Postmates.

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Civilian-driven delivery service Postmates is adding a group ordering function to its platform. In the style of Uber's Pool option, it lets customers trade a bit of convenience to save money.

Called the Postmates Party, the feature will have its own separate tab within the Postmates app and give customers five minutes to select their orders from trending locations in their area, allowing for pooled delivery. If they successfully order within the time frame, their order will be free of delivery fees. This new function will be available in nearly a dozen major cities, including Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, Chicago, Seattle, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Philadelphia.