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Postmates helps people unlock the best of their cities - and their lives, with an insanely reliable on-demand “everything” network. (PRNewsfoto/Postmates)

Industry News: Postmates Launches Its First International Market: Mexico City

 

With +1000 Local Partners, Postmates Brings the Best of Mexico City to Your Door in Minutes

Company Pledges 10% of Sales to Earthquake Recovery*, Offers 1,000 Pesos in Free Delivery Credit

MEXICO CITY and SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Postmates, the largest on-demand delivery platform in the U.S., announced today its launch in Mexico City, Mexico, marking its first international expansion. Starting today, residents in Polanco, Condesa, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, Roma, Jardines Del Pedregal, Lomas de Tecamachalco and Ciudad Universitaria, among other areas, will have access to more than 1,000 restaurants -- bringing the best of Mexico City's diverse food scene to customers' doors in minutes. As the originators of on-demand 'anything' in the U.S., and with more than 2.5 million deliveries made every month and a network of more than 100,000 couriers, Postmates has built a loyal following who see the service not just as an app, but as a way of life. Postmates brings a unique, beautifully designed app experience and a reliable network of couriers to the market in Mexico City.

"We believe Mexico City is a perfect market for Postmates to offer its on-demand delivery service," said Sean Plaice, co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, Postmates. "It is one of the largest urban consumer markets in the world -- with a vibrant economy and food scene. In the U.S., Postmates is known for our reliable network and an intuitive app experience, which makes it incredibly easy to unlock the best food within your city. We realize our name -- Postmates -- is a bit difficult to pronounce in Spanish. But we guarantee that will be the hardest part of your Postmates experience!"

With an average delivery time of 35 minutes or less, Postmates customers have a one-stop shop for all their on-demand food needs. To celebrate the launch, Postmates is giving customers in Mexico City 1,000 pesos in delivery credit good through December 15, 2017. To order, download Postmates on iOS or Android. Deliveries cost 25 pesos per order.

As has been its approach in the U.S., Postmates believes it is part of the communities it serves. Postmates now employs a local operations team in Mexico City to support the market, and is partnering with Fundación Por México, a nonprofit, for earthquake rebuilding efforts. Postmates is donating 10 percent of its sales in Mexico City* from today through the end of the year to support the reconstruction of schools to improve the quality of life of Mexican children and teenagers. During the evening's launch event, Postmates will present Fundación Por México with an initial donation of U.S. $25,000.00.

Postmates is building partnerships on the ground in Mexico City with valued, high-quality restaurant partners -- from large-scale restaurant groups, to independent favorites. On average, merchant partners in the U.S. see a 4X revenue increase when joining the Postmates platform. As of today, residents can order from favorites like Los Canarios, Juan Valdez Cafe, Tori Tori, Sushi Roll, Maison Kayser, Fisher's, Hotel Carlota, Fonda Porteña and Giornale.

"Working with a giant like Postmates will help us even more to strengthen our presence and reach each home in CDMX," said Israel Garcia, owner, La Pibil. "We're delighting palates and bringing our great flavors to the doors of our friends and customers."

Postmates is celebrating its launch with a series of events today. Postmates and the U.S. Embassy will co-host a roundtable on investing in the skills, talent and ecosystem that powers Mexico City's entrepreneurial economy -- with representatives ranging from local incubators, startup founders and the Mayor's Economic Development office. The evening launch event will invite partners, Postmates teammates, community leaders and friends to celebrate -- with live music and some amazing food from Postmates partners like Hotel Carlota and Fonda Porteña.

*Postmates, though Fundación Por México, will dedicate 10% of its total sales in Mexico City from November 15-December 31, 2017 (up to $50,000 USD or 955,445 pesos).

ABOUT POSTMATES
Postmates helps people unlock the best of their cities – and their lives, with an insanely reliable on-demand "everything" network. Launched in 2011, Postmates is the first and leading company in the on-demand space – helping customers in over 250 cities get whatever they need, whenever they need it. Postmates has the largest on-demand fleet in the U.S. – with 100,000 Postmates and the biggest network of merchants. Postmates is the #1 delivery company in Los Angeles -- the largest consumer market in the U.S. As the originators of on-demand 'anything,' Postmates gives customers access to merchants that were previously inaccessible online.  While some companies try to build a warehouse outside of a city and funnel goods into it, Postmates believes that our cities, our towns and our communities are our warehouses. Postmates is helping transform the way food and merchandise move around cities – and is helping local brick and mortar businesses better compete against retail goliaths.

Headquartered in San Francisco, with 550 teammates, Postmates is building a movement. Have chips but no guac? Postmate it. Your date night? Postmate it. Game day? Postmate it. Run out of caffeine? Postmate it. Learn more:  www.postmates.com.

 

Postmates, leading on-demand delivery company in the U.S., launches in Mexico City today. With over 1,000 merchant partners, residents can order from their favorite restaurants and it will arrive in minutes. (PRNewsfoto/Postmates)

Postmates, leading on-demand delivery company in the U.S., launches in Mexico City today. With over 1,000 merchant partners, residents can order from their favorite restaurants and it will arrive in minutes. (PRNewsfoto/Postmates)

 

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Packaging Spotlight: The Oaxacan Coffee Company

 

Designed by
Nacho Huizar
Mexico City, Mexico

 

Brief
Design and development of image and brand products for TOCC · The Oaxacan Coffee Company, organic coffee, planted under shade delighting your palate with its strong flavor, from San Miguel Talea de Castro, Oaxaca, Mexico. A product designed and developed for all those who visit Oaxaca and want to carry with them a small part of this beautiful city, "take a piece of Oaxaca here".

Visit: The Oaxacan Coffee Company on Facebook
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Packaging Spotlight: Neat Confections

 

 

Designed by
Anagrama
Mexico City, Mexico
 

 

Brief
Neat Confections is a Mexican pastry shop that offers special confections that go perfectly with a good Rosé wine or a nice cup of tea. Their handmade cookies and pastries are made with varied organic spices and fruity scents that complement any light wines' flavor. Each and every cake and cookie is baked and prepared in the most impeccable and flawless way possible, with no added decorations, in order to place the savory experience on center stage.

Perfection is the main character in our branding proposal. The quality of the product is reflected by the pureness of the packaging design. The silver chrome surfaces in every piece allow the confections to stand out. The slight touch of neon pastel color on the labels add warmth and functionality. Our branding proposal not only upraises the confections and the brand's innovative idea of pairing them with wine, but it also provides a feeling that the pastries themselves are a tribute to taste, just as the tagline remarks.

 

 

 

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Ecobici – Individual Urban Transport in Mexico City

In a city of almost thirty million people getting around can be a major hassle. For those that drive it´s not uncommon to spend three to four hours a day stuck in the care going back and forth to work.  Besides driving you have a number of options to get from one place to another including subway, bus, metro bus and now the Ecobici.

Marketed as an indivdiual urban transport system Ecobici was developed by the government of México City as a way to alleviate traffic and offer a more environmentally friendly way to move around the city.  Currently the service is offered in the areas of Cuauhtémoc, Juárez, Roma Norte, Hipódromo Condesa and Condesa y Centro.  There are 90 bicycle stations and 1200 bikes available.

What is it?

In specific areas of the city you will find bike racks with Ecobici´s available for use. You can view the station map here. The cost of the service is $300 Mexican Pesos (roughly $25 USD) per year.  Becoming a member allows you access to any of the bikes in the 90 different bicycle stations.  Registration is easy and can be done online ( www.ecobici.df.gob.mx) using a valid id and a debit/credit card.  You can also register in person at the Ecobici office located at José Rosas Moreno 152 B Col. San Rafael, in Cuauhtémoc.

How Does it work?

Once you register you have access to any of the 1200 bicycles at the 90 stations.  By swiping your registration card you grab any of the bikes available and are on your way.  Your time is limited to 30 minutes.  The stations are close enough where you should never have an issue returning the bike before your time is up.  Once you return the bike at any of the other 90 stations you can wait ten minutes and take another bike.  If you go past the 30 minutues you will be charged a penalty and if you do not return the bike within 24 hours you will be charged $5000 Mexican Pesos.  To view all of the Ecobici fees go here.

What are the Benefits?

Ecobici is part of the larger Green Initiative by the government of México City.  The idea was studied in other cities such as Milan and Barcelona where the program has been successful.  In a city of thirty million people driving a bicycle can be much quicker and obviously is much better for the environment.  Bike lanes have been created in the areas where Ecobici is available so it is very safe to get around.   Not only is Ecobici better for the environment but it also promotes a more healthy lifestyle.

The program has been well received and can be called a success up to this point. Other cities in Méxicow ill hopefully take this example and implement similar transport systems that are better for the environment and that alleviate traffic.

Ecobici Website

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