Today in the Connected Economy: DoorDash Looks to Expand Grocery Empire

Uber to Extend Grocery Delivery to All Incomes

Today in the connected economy, DoorDash launches partnerships with grocery brands to expand its delivery options. Plus, ProvidusBank, Mastercard, Interswitch and Thales Group debut a Tap-to-Pay service for consumers in Nigeria, while debt recovery platform Receeve steps up to provide collections and recovery management for the buy now, pay later (BNPL) travel firm Fly Now Pay Later.

DoorDash Builds out Food Empire With New Grocery Delivery Partners

DoorDash has been expanding its marketplace’s grocery options, most recently through a partnership with The Raley’s Companies, which includes the Raley’s and Bashas’ brands, to provide grocery delivery from 213 locations. The news comes just one day after Southeastern Grocers, which owns supermarket brands Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie, said it was launching delivery and curbside pickup options fulfilled through the aggregator’s white-label fulfillment service DoorDash Drive.

ProvidusBank, Mastercard, Other Partners Launch Smart Device Tap-to-Pay in Nigeria

Consumers in Nigeria can now use smartphones or wearable devices for in-store payments via a new Tap-to-Pay service from ProvidusBank, Mastercard, Interswitch and Thales Group. ProvidusBank Managing Director and CEO Walter Akpani said mobile phones have come to play a significant role in Sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade.

Fly Now Pay Later Selects Receeve for Collections and Recovery

Debt recovery platform Receeve has been chosen by BNPL travel firm Fly Now Pay Later for its collections and recovery management services. “The Fly Now Pay Later team is embracing a fast-paced global growth plan capitalizing on rising travel demand, especially now that travel restrictions have been fully withdrawn,” Receeve Co-Founder and CEO Paul Jozefak said. “At Receeve, we are thrilled to support our new customer’s international expansion and excellent customer focus.”

6 Real-Life Ways Embedded Payments Are Streamlining Logistics

There are still many things out of sync in supply chains, and transportation ends up dealing with a bulk of the burden as delivery is the final part. Throughout all the challenges of the last two years, businesses have been able to carry on with the work of streamlining payments and logistics, employing digital tools to battle opaque processes — and an avalanche of paperwork. PYMNTS’ Karen Webster spoke with six leaders at the Supply Chain Meets FinTech Virtual Conference, a PYMNTS and FreightWaves collaboration, who offered their perspectives as we start to emerge.