Delivering Mother’s Day
“All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother” - Abraham Lincoln
Don’t forget, Mother’s Day is this weekend! The little things matter. Postmates can deliver last minute gifts in no time.
Here are a few no-fail ideas:
1. Flowers (we love Farmgirl Flowers in San Francisco)
2. A book (check out the NYT bestseller list)
3. Tickets to a show or game
4. Classic jewelry (see Tiffany’s selection)
5. Breakfast in bed (bon appetit’s menu)
Order local. Postmates can deliver to you (or your mom) in San Francisco or Seattle. Download the app from iTunes.
Don’t forget a card!
Tom Collom and his partner Burce Slesinger, have long dreamt about being in the food business. Architects by training, they have created retail and franchise stores for clients such as Esprit, Adidas and many more all over the world.
Eventually, their passion for wine bars, great cafe’s serving the best coffee, cool convenient stores and delicatessen took over, bouncing ideas off their friends about combining these interesting foods concepts, bringing them together in a single location.
Tom remembers the initial reaction of their friends and family: “Everyone said we were crazy. We were so scattered they said. They felt we were unfocused and recommended to take one of these ideas and do a good job at it. But we decided that’s too boring!
Today, Tom’s and Bruce’s vision and concept is a reality - Small Foods in San Francisco. Located in a 2,500 square feet 1900’s brick warehouse building on 522 2nd Street in San Francisco’s Soma neighborhood, Small Foods is offering locally produced, healthy and convenient food and beverages in an inspiring store setting with a combined cafe.
After a few months of operation, the Small Foods team began exploring the possibility of home deliveries and decided to work with Postmates for their deliveries in San Francisco.
Tom believes the concept behind Postmates to be incredible. The idea to have a full snapshot of their inventory on an easy to manage platform with a one hour delivery service, allowing a small merchant to offer the same service quality as many big box retailers, was exactly what the team was looking for.
In Tom’s own words: “What’s not great about that?”
Watch the small foods video below or learn more about how merchants like Small Foods use Postmates to power their local business under: http://www.postmates.com/testimonials
Today’s The Day: Prank Your Co-Worker
Or girlfriend, husband, neighbor…
Postmates is awesome for gifts. But what about anti-gifts?
Use Postmates to pull off the ultimate April Fool’s prank. That’s right! Order supplies for your April Fool’s pranks all day, or use us to deliver something hilarious (50 balloons, gold fish, etc, etc) across town. You’ve got plenty of time to execute, we make it easy.
See below for a few of our team’s ideas, but don’t let us limit you - we’ll help you deliver whatever you dream up!
Pranks powered by Postmates
#1 The Shiny Operation
Get boxes of foil delivered via Safeway. Recruit 2 coworkers. One to take your boss out to lunch and another to help you wrap his desk in aluminum. It’s a classic!
#2 The Happy Birthday Fail
Get party hats and noisemakers delivered from Party City and sing Happy Birthday to a co-worker. Hint: it shouldn’t be their birthday.
#3 The Office Lover
Write love letters to all the women in your office, sign them from Bieber himself. Then have one of our Postmates pick them up and distribute to everyone on your list.
#4 The Duffel
Get a few questionable items like huge underwear and High School Musical posters from Target delivered along with a dark duffel bag. Include your victim’s name in the bag and leave it in a central area in the office. Then just wait…
Click here to share these April Fool’s Pranks on Facebook
P.S. We may not be able to deliver a bear like above, but we’re stepping up our Liger deliveries as we speak!
Mmmm… Free Donuts in Seattle This Friday
Enjoy THREE free donuts with every delivery in Seattle Today!
To celebrate everyone’s love for donuts, we’re giving away three free Top Pot Doughnuts with every delivery.
If you make an order today between 9:30am - 1:00pm you’ll be three donuts richer. Order coffee? Get donuts. Order breakfast? Get donuts. Order groceries? You get the point.
Donuts are limited, so book your morning deliveries now.
Entering A New Era… Postmates (Period).
Just a quick bit of news today, folks…
We’re super excited to announce we’ve moved from “Postmates Get It Now” to the simple, easy-to-remember “Postmates”!
Make sure you’ve updated to the lastest version in iTunes to see the change and you’re following us at @Postmates and @Postmates_SEA on Twitter!
Hello there, Mr. Marina!
The moment our team heard about the Mr. Marina contest, we knew we had to be involved!
So today, Wednesday March 20th, our Postmates will help the attendees, judges and (of course!) contestants of the Mr. Marina contest get ready for the grand affair in style.
We’re giving away one FREE delivery to every attendee. From the last minute body spray before the event to the much needed late night burrito afterward, we’re here to handle your Mr. Marina contest needs.
The Mr. Marina competition is hosted by the Slap Cancer organization led by young professionals fundraising and building awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
So who will win Mr. Marina? We’ll let the folks at Slap Cancer explain themselves:
We’re searching for the male specimen who most embodies the spirit of San Francisco’s Marina District: social, fun-loving, generous, manly… and it doesn’t hurt if he enjoys wearing pastel colors from time to time. Mr. Marina doesn’t necessarily need to live in the 94123, but he does have to embody the neighborhood values.
Join us tomorrow night! Feel free to RSVP here:
Join Us at the Seattle Tech Meetup Tonight!
Join Postmates at the Seattle Tech Meetup tonight!
Look for our Postmates when you check in and ask them how you can receive a free delivery and a super comfortable Postmates t-shirt*. Just make sure you have your phone ready to download Postmates, you’ll want to try it out immediately.
Special shout out to Red Russak for organizing such an incredible night and Mayor Mike McGinn for joining the celebration.
For those of you not too familiar with the Seattle Tech Meetup, deets here:
Seattle Tech Meetup happens on the 3rd Tuesday of every month with one goal in mind: A chance for you to tap into the Seattle tech scene and meet people who are passionate about startups, resources and technology driven companies of all sizes. Done in partnership with local community resources GeekWire, TechStars, StartupWeekend, WTIA, NWEN, StartupGrind and more, this is a great opportunity for you to meet the local tech community in one night!
More info here:
- The Postmates Team
* super comfy American Apparel Tri-Blend Postmates Seattle T-shirts are in high demand & first come, first serve!
And, The Luck Kept Spreading!
Thanks to all of you that celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with us! We especially appreciated delivering your late night donuts & early morning Mexican food.
We wanted to take a moment to especially thank those Postmates and customers that sent us photos of their St. Patrick’s Day festivities.
Here are just a few of our favorites!
Thanks again, everyone!
Big thanks to Leon Rosen, Michael Thomas, Dylan Dingle, Claire Jencks, Andy Perry & Deshaun McCan for running deliveries as our “Lucky Postmates” all Sunday long.
Get Lucky Sunday
Order from Postmates this Sunday and a Lucky Postmate just might show up at your door, bearing a special gift and free delivery!
How? Just follow these three steps:
Step 1: Order anything through Postmates (brunch, beer, green underpants, whatever the mood strikes - we don’t judge)
Step 2: Get paired with one of our “Lucky Postmates”
Step 3: Receive a FREE delivery and a special “Luck of the Irish” package from your Lucky Postmate (complete with everything you need to get the party goin’ on St. Patty’s Day from beads to Bailey’s).
The Lucky Postmates will be running around the city all day. You might get one for brunch, you might get one when you’re stocking up on groceries or in the middle of dinner rush. Just keep trying!
But, even if you don’t get a Lucky Postmate this Sunday, you can still get in on the fun. Tweet us a photo of your St. Patrick’s Day deliveries (picture you in a green top hat, eating green eggs and ham…) for a chance to win ONE WEEK of free deliveries.
We’ll be RTing photos all day from @Postmates and will pick finalists by Sunday night!
The only thing you have to plan now is what shade of green best brings out your eyes. ;)
This promotion is only available for customers in San Francisco. For those of you in Seattle, check your inbox for a something special.
Happy Pi Day!
It’s π Day, folks!
We take pride in our geekiness here on the West Coast. We spend our days in front of our computers, we attend the hundreds of tech events and many of us can find ourselves somewhere on this flowchart.
That’s why thousands of us are celebrating one of the most beautiful and confounding numbers in mathematical history: Pi or 3.14. Pi is the number you get when you calculate the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. It continues into an infinite string of decimal places, but we typically round it off to just 3.14. That brings us to today, March 14!
But, how does one celebrate Pi Day?
Outside of completing a Rubick’s Cube, hula hooping while simultaneously reciting the numbers of Pi, the second best way to celebrate is to well… Eat Pi(e)! See below for our favorite pie places in San Francisco and Seattle.
For the geeks out there, enjoy 3.14% OFF all deliveries today!
Over 800 reviews and 4 stars on Yelp, Mission Pie is a clear Mission favorite. You could order practically anything, but the banana cream and pear raspberry pies seem to be a big favorite.
Update: You guys work fast! Mission Pie is now all out of pie. Maybe Whole Foods?
Pie in the Queen Anne district of Seattle is there for any and every pie wish. Try their savory pies (Peppered Steak & Potato or Veggie Pot Pie) or their sweet (Strawberry Rhubarb or Peach Raspberry) to take care of your pie needs.
Enjoy π day!