For consumers who crave convenience, Favor, an on-demand delivery startup, announced Friday that it has expanded to Miami, its eighth city.
Users can order lunch or dinner, groceries, party supplies and more through Favor, whose runners arrange pick-ups from local merchants that don’t already offer delivery service. Orders processed via Favor’s iPhone or Android app can be delivered within an hour. Delivery charges, paid through the app, are $6 plus 5 percent of the order. First-time customers get a free delivery (using promo code PLAYA) and deliveries in July are $1.
Favor’s initial delivery area includes Miami Beach, downtown, Brickell, The Roads, Coconut Grove, West Flagler, Little Havana, Coral Way, Coral Gables, Grapeland Heights, Allapattah, Overtown, Wynwood and South Beach. Favor will operate from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Founded in 2013 in Austin, Texas, Favor is now also in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Houston and San Antonio. The company recently raised $13 million in Series A funding to expand nationally. Favor boasts a 4.5-star rating on Yelp and has completed over 500,000 deliveries in the past year. “We’ve taken a mobile-first strategy and made it super simple to order anything, almost as easy as texting a friend,” said Favor CEO Ben Doherty.
Favor joins a crowd of on-demand delivery startups that have started operating in the Miami area within the last year, including Postmates, which will deliver just about anything, Caviar for restaurants, Instacart for groceries, and Minibar and Klink for alcohol.