To offer customers more convenient payment options, Grubhub is adding Venmo to its platform. With the new functionality, consumers will have an easier way to share the cost of a delivery order with friends, Grubhub said in a announcement.
Customers purchasing food on Grubhub, Seamless or Eat24 mobile apps will be able to pay for their orders with their Venmo balances, linked bank accounts or debit cards. Once an order is placed, groups can split the bill with Venmo, allowing friends to share the cost of food orders.
Grubhub Chief Product Officer Sam Hall said in a statement, “More than 60 percent of our orders are placed on mobile devices, so we always look for ways to make it easier for diners to find and order food they want, when and where they want it. We’re thrilled to bring Venmo as a payment to our diners, offering another popular and trusted way to pay for meals. Adding the ‘split the bill’ feature provides an additional level of convenience our diners have come to expect from us.”
Anyone with a Venmo app installed on their mobile device will see Venmo, among other available payment options, at checkout. The news comes as Venmo users already utilize the service to make food-related payments.
“Venmo was founded to provide people with an easier way to make and share payments with friends and family,” said Venmo Chief Operating Officer Mike Vaughan. “We’re excited to further our long-standing partnership with Grubhub through this integration and, given so many food-related payments occur on Venmo each day, it brings the social-payment experience our customers love to the mobile-buying experiences we know they already enjoy.”
Grubhub is an online and mobile takeout food-ordering marketplace with a network of more than 80,000 restaurant partners in over 1,600 U.S. cities and London. The Grubhub portfolio of brands includes Grubhub, Seamless, Eat24, Allmenus and MenuPages.