DoorDash Inc.: Expands To Japan

San Francisco / CA. (ddi) DoorDash Inc., the largest on-demand logistics platform for door-to-door delivery in the U.S., announced its official launch in Japan, beginning with Sendai. This marks the company’s first market expansion in Asia and third country outside the U.S., including Australia and Canada.

As DoorDash continues to invest in international growth in its commitment to empower local economies, Japan, one of the most restaurant-dense countries in the world, offers a unique market opportunity for the company to support local businesses with tools and services to reach new customers online.

«We are thrilled to bring DoorDash to Japan. Our strategy has always been to empower local economies, especially in the suburban markets that are historically underserved yet the appetite for connectivity between merchants and customers is high,» said DoorDash CEO and Co-founder Tony Xu. «We look forward to helping power the Sendai economy by helping merchants to grow, connecting consumers to those merchants, and creating jobs and flexible earnings opportunities for Dashers.»

«Kizuna means «bonding» in Japanese, and we’ve embraced the Kizuna Economy as our motto to achieve our mission in Japan,» said DoorDash Japan Country Manager Ryoma Yamamoto. «The enthusiasm for DoorDash has been overwhelming, with Dashers and merchants signing up for our launch. We are looking forward to supporting the growing Sendai economy.» Using the DoorDash app, consumers in Sendai can order from hundreds of local restaurants as well as national favorites.

In addition to the marketplace app, DoorDash is also offering Sendai merchants access to its Storefront product, an affordable online ordering system that allows customers to place takeout and delivery orders directly with the restaurant. Merchants who are looking for ways to reach their existing customer bases can add Storefront to their websites to implement online ordering seamlessly.

DoorDash is a technology company that connects consumers with their favorite local and national businesses in more than 4,000 cities and all 50 states across the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan. Founded in 2013, DoorDash enables local businesses to address consumers’ expectations of ease and immediacy and thrive in today’s convenience economy. By building the last-mile logistics infrastructure for local commerce, DoorDash is bringing communities closer, one doorstep at a time.