• Fast Company reports that DoorDash rolled out its new package pickup system this week, "allowing consumers to get up to five prepaid packages picked up and dropped off to major shippers for a flat fee in one fell swoop … The feature will cost a flat fee of $5 for up to five total packages. For people who subscribe to DashPass, the company’s subscription service, the price is reduced to $3 per service."
According to the story, "Customers can select the 'Packages' hub on top of the DoorDash homepage and select between UPS, USPS, and FedEx. Users then attach a prepaid shipping label to their packages, or can send a shipping QR code directly to their 'Dashers' in the DoorDash app, so no printer is required. After requesting a pickup, a gig worker will be able to accept the job and grab the package. Once it’s at the store, the Dasher will send a confirmation photo."
• CNBC reports that "Stitch Fix founder Katrina Lake on Thursday told employees the company will be cutting 20% of its salaried workforce and she will reassume her post as CEO as the fledgling apparel company continues to grapple with low sales, a dwindling customer base and a reduced market cap. The brand’s current CEO, Elizabeth Spaulding, who joined the company as president in 2020 and took over as CEO in August 2021, will be stepping down effective immediately, Lake said."
The story notes that "Stitch Fix, which sells curated boxes of clothing on a subscription basis, won big during the Covid pandemic after stuck-at-home consumers, newly flush with cash, took advantage of the service to update their wardrobes. But as shoppers ventured back out into the world, sales dropped and new strategies led by Spaulding failed." The company laid off 15 percent of its then-salaried workforce last June.