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[Uber Eats] $0 delivery for participating local restaurants

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$0 delivery for participating local restaurants

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Free delivery on a decent number of local restaurants due to Covid-19
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Now if only the service fee would also be 0
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Think of the Childre…
Can't trust ANYONE now.
Qwesty905 wrote: can we trust drivers though

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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engineered wrote: Yea, I think i'll just do pickup if I'm getting food.
Can we trust cashiers though?...

Can we trust cookers though?


At this point, you're entering stuffs from the outside, so you're increasing the risk... it's pretty low
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stephroll wrote: Now if only the service fee would also be 0
how much is the service fee?
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Aznkid2000 wrote: how much is the service fee?
10% of the order cost.

Honestly pretty negligible (like a dollar per person), and Uber needs to at least come close to breaking even, so I don't see a problem with the service fee still being charged here.
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husamus156 wrote: Can we trust cashiers though?...

Can we trust cookers though?


At this point, you're entering stuffs from the outside, so you're increasing the risk... it's pretty low
yea, unless you're in a bunker up north there's no way to be risk free. key is to just slow the spread.
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stephroll wrote: Now if only the service fee would also be 0
Agreed. For most of the restaurants around me, the delivery fee is $0.99 and it's the lowest of the 3 that fees Uber charges (small order, service, delivery). Would've been nice if they temporarily waived all 3 of them. Saving $0.99 isn't exactly going to make me jump to place an order.
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TomRFD wrote: Agreed. For most of the restaurants around me, the delivery fee is $0.99 and it's the lowest of the 3 that fees Uber charges (small order, service, delivery). Would've been nice if they temporarily waived all 3 of them. Saving $0.99 isn't exactly going to make me jump to place an order.
I guess if restaurants are desperate for business they could offer discounts that cover the costs of uber delivery.
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Remember, food delivery apps can charge restaurants up to 30 percent. Not sure about Uber fees specifically. Ordering from the restaurant direct if they have delivery earns them a lot more
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cosmopath wrote: 10% of the order cost.

Honestly pretty negligible (like a dollar per person), and Uber needs to at least come close to breaking even, so I don't see a problem with the service fee still being charged here.
"Uber needs to come close to breaking even" - you're missing the fact that Uber takes 30% of the final order amount from the restaurant, and the "Service Fees" or "Delivery Fees" are additional on top of that.

Uber waiving the $0.99 "delivery fee" they make up is nothing but a publicity stunt. Waive the 30% fee to the restaurant and I'd be impressed.
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Leverage wrote: "Uber needs to come close to breaking even" - you're missing the fact that Uber takes 30% of the final order amount from the restaurant, and the "Service Fees" or "Delivery Fees" are additional on top of that.

Uber waiving the $0.99 "delivery fee" they make up is nothing but a publicity stunt. Waive the 30% fee to the restaurant and I'd be impressed.
I generally don't trust BlogTO, and unfortunately they didn't provide a reputable source for their 30% claim. Has this been verified by a reputable source yet?

Edit: I googled and found some who seem to verify, but it's all people claiming to work for restaurants... guess that explains why menu items are generally more expensive with these delivery services!
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slim_shady wrote: I generally don't trust BlogTO, and unfortunately they didn't provide a reputable source for their 30% claim. Has this been verified by a reputable source yet?

Edit: I googled and found some who seem to verify, but it's all people claiming to work for restaurants... guess that explains why menu items are generally more expensive with these delivery services!
How about the National Post:
Uber Eats charges restaurants a one-time fee between $350 and $500, depending on how many extras they want, such as photography, said Park. The app then charges a 30 per cent commission on each order, though some restaurants may pay a slightly different fee.
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A lot of restaurants the delivery fee is only $1, Uber makes money by charging restaurants 30% & on top of that, they charge a service fee (10% of your order cost). So basically this promo amounts to $1 off, not really a deal. If you want to support a restaurant, call & order from them directly, so they don't have to pay Uber 30%.
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HP_John wrote: A lot of restaurants the delivery fee is only $1, Uber makes money by charging restaurants 30% & on top of that, they charge a service fee (10% of your order cost). So basically this promo amounts to $1 off, not really a deal. If you want to support a restaurant, call & order from them directly, so they don't have to pay Uber 30%.
And how will it get delivered to my house? No way I'm going to stand in line at a restaurant with a bunch other idiots.
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Qwesty905 wrote: can we trust drivers though
husamus156 wrote: Can we trust cashiers though?...

Can we trust cookers though?


At this point, you're entering stuffs from the outside, so you're increasing the risk... it's pretty low
At this point can you trust the chicken? The cow? The fish? lol
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Roger21 wrote: And how will it get delivered to my house? No way I'm going to stand in line at a restaurant with a bunch other idiots.
Can you trust the cook and other staff that will prepare/touch food for you? At least the "other" idiots in line won't be touching your food.

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