If you didn’t have a chance to tune into our quarterly earnings call, or read to the end of our shareholder letter last week, you may have missed some exciting news: on August 3, 2021, we reached a new company milestone, fulfilling two billion orders.
It took us over seven years to complete our first billion orders, from the founding of DoorDash in 2013 to achieving that earlier landmark in October 2020. From then on, it took just over nine months to complete one billion more––a feat that would not have been possible without any one of our employee, Dasher, merchant, and consumer communities. We are incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished together.
From April through June 2021, over 3 million people dashed, with more first time Dashers using the DoorDash platform than ever before. At the same time, we saw consumers around the globe using DoorDash to order more than ever, from thousands of the restaurants they love, but also from new merchants across so many other categories, including convenience, pet, grocery stores, and more.
These 2,000,000,000 orders are the result of millions of Dashers, businesses, and consumers who have all chosen DoorDash. They have generated tens of billions of dollars in Marketplace sales for our partner merchants. And they represent 2,000,000,000 meaningful connections between the people and places that make our neighborhoods what they are.
Beyond all of the numbers that led us to this milestone, it’s the positive impact on our Main Streets and local economies that we’re most proud to celebrate every single day. In the months ahead, we’re looking forward to introducing a greater selection and in-app experience surrounding non-restaurant verticals, investing further in our merchant Platform Services to support businesses’ growth, and providing flexible, valuable earnings opportunities for Dashers.
We want to use this moment in our company’s history to thank everyone who is part of the DoorDash community––and thank you for letting us be a part of yours.