Over the past few months, we've been hard at work unlocking new scenarios and adding new features to the DoorDash Drive API. With return-to-pickup, you can now deliver non-perishable and high-value goods that need to be returned to you if the customer is unavailable. If you use OAuth to protect your internet-facing endpoints, Drive and Drive (classic) can now send webhooks authenticated with OAuth. And, with invoiced billing support, you can choose to receive a monthly invoice for your deliveries, rather than paying upfront with a credit card.
Return to pickup
In the event a customer is unavailable to receive a food delivery, DoorDash first tries all available methods to reach the customer but, if we're not successful, the Dasher will dispose of the delivery. For higher-value goods and non-perishable goods, it's often preferable to have the delivery returned to its pickup location if the customer is unavailable. Now, you can, by creating "return-to-pickup" delivery using the Drive API!
Previously, DoorDash could only send webhooks to unauthenticated endpoints and endpoints protected by HTTP Basic authentication. We heard from many of you that your IT and Security teams preferred to protect all internet-facing endpoints with OAuth instead. So, we've added OAuth as a new option for webhook authentication. Learn more in the webhooks how-to guide.
If you're a platform business that serves a variety of merchants, each with their own customers, you might like the ability to pass on charges, like DoorDash's delivery fees, to those merchants. Previously, the Drive API charged you (the developer) for each delivery as you created them. Now, you can request to receive a monthly invoice that can be paid by credit card or ACH transfer. Submit a support request to get started.