How do you determine the Delivery Fee?

Fees help pay for your Postmate’s time and keep our whole operation running smoothly, so you can get whatever you need quickly and conveniently.

The Postmates Delivery Fee is currently $3.99 for our Partner Merchants. All other merchants have a delivery fee range of $5.99-$9.99.  Additionally, a variable percentage based service fee is applied to the purchase price of your items.  Both fees will always be shown at checkout.

During peak times, delivery prices may surge* (or Blitz). Surge pricing creates a strong financial incentive for Postmates to make themselves available when you need them most. Delivery Fees influenced by surge are called out on the checkout screen before requesting a Postmate.

*Unlimited subscribers will never pay surge pricing on any order. To learn more about the service, visit

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