We like to think of ourselves as well versed in the art of getting stuff delivered. (We have our weekly Sunday bagel order timed down to the minute.) But even we didn’t know about some of the things we could have been getting zipped right to our door—and we’re not talking just food. Delivery app Postmates is banking on New Yorkers’ affinity for convenience: With its Unlimited membership ($8 per month, about the same as Amazon Prime yearly), orders over $15 include free delivery. Do we need most things delivered in under an hour? Probably not. But just out of curiosity, we decided to poke around and see what our options are…
8 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Order on Postmates
Makeup & Skin Care
Le gasp! Your favorite (and only) mascara just fell into the toilet, and you’re meeting your Bumble date in an hour. Or your pores are in need of a pick-me-up, but you’re all out of your go-to clay mask. Just search “beauty” and you’ll see the familiar logos of Sephora, MAC, Nars and Kiehl’s.
Fragrance & Candles
Hey, sometimes making your home (or yourself) smell nice is an ASAP kind of priority. In those cases, get your favorite Diptyque Fig Tree candle or Le Labo Santal 33 eau de parfum right quick.
You are booked for Flywheel at 6 p.m. and realize you forgot your sports bra… womp. Fortunately, you can get a replacement from Lululemon tout suite. (We also spotted shoes from Converse, accessories from Urban Outfitters, jeans from Levi’s and sunglasses from Warby Parker.)
A New Phone
This one really surprised us: You can actually have a new iPhone X or MacBook in your hands in as little as 20 minutes—yep, the Apple store is on Postmates. OK, even if you’re not in the market for a major purchase, the option to get things like cables, adapters and headphones on demand is pretty convenient.
Really, Really Good Sushi
No shade to our reliable neighborhood joint, but when we realized crazy-popular omakase spot Sugarfish delivers—exclusively via Postmates—our raw fish–loving hearts skipped a beat. (Same goes for its roll-focused sister spot, KazuNori.)
As you’re prepping for a dinner party, you suddenly realize the recipe would be a thousand times easier with an immersion blender. Have Postmates drop one off (along with pots, knives and anything else you might need) from Sur La Table or Williams Sonoma.
New parents know that running errands is approximately 7,000 times harder with an infant in tow. Get everything from crib sheets to breast pumps to car seats in under an hour with delivery from Buy Buy Baby.
A Whole Cake (or Pie)
Whoops, you forgot to preorder dessert for your sister’s birthday tonight, and you’re supposed to meet everyone immediately after work. Don’t panic: You can get a full six-inch cake (in birthday cake or chocolate malt) from Milk Bar or a Hudson apple pie from Petee’s and still be a hero.