Read more about our name change and why we dropped the “Web”
When SeamlessWeb was founded in 1999, the dot-com bubble was nearing its peak and the word “web” was on the tip of everyone’s tongues. No wonder we thought it was such a good addition to our name! And with the iPhone and mobile apps many years away, we kind of had a point. The web ruled the day and we made ordering food online a seamless process. Simple enough, right?
Well, times change and technology does too. The days of people accessing the Internet from one computer in one location are long since gone as a plethora of devices from the iPad to smartphones to even televisions have completely changed the way that people interact with the Internet. One thing that hasn’t changed? Consumers always want a seamless and consistent experience, allowing them to enjoy a great service no matter how they access it.
That brings us to where we are today. We make online and mobile food delivery and pickup ordering fun and easy for everyone, everywhere. And the future of ordering is beyond the web, which is something we’ve already seen with our mobile apps (now 14% of all orders and growing fast!) and will continue to see in the coming weeks, months, and years. Recognizing that, we’ve decided to embrace these exciting times and take a cue from how you, our highly valued members, often refer to us: we’re dropping the “web” from our name. Seamless is now the present and the future of food ordering.
So while we are proud to announce that today is the day we officially change our name to “Seamless,” this summer will be about a whole lot more than just our name. We’re confident you’re really going to enjoy what we have in store for you and are very confident that your food ordering life is about to get a lot more seamless!
A big thanks to all of our members, clients, and restaurant partners for your support, and we look forward to sharing the new and exciting Seamless experience with you!