How do I pay with Uber Eats? (+9 Fees in Uber Eats)

This article will explain how you can pay with Uber Eats. We will also be describing the various fees that are involved in Uber Eats for customers who are using it to order food. Finally, we will mention some of the features in Uber Eats that make it one of the most popular food delivery apps all over the world.

How do I pay with Uber Eats?

To pay for the food that has been ordered with Uber Eats, the customer can use a credit card or a debit card. They can also pay for the food order using online banking or net-banking. Furthermore, Uber Eats allows customers to use digital wallets such as Amazon Pay, Google Pay and even iOS Pay.

Fees involved in Uber Eats

There are a number of fees that the customer will come across in Uber Eats. These fees can vary depending on the type of order and the changes that the customer has added to the order. These fees have been described in detail as follows.

The cost of the food

This forms the bulk of the fees in the order subtotal. The customer will need to pay for the food they have ordered from the restaurant. This can vary depending on the type of restaurant and the portions of food being ordered. The cost of the food here can be reduced with the help of promo codes and special offers that are available in the Uber Eats app.

The delivery fee

The delivery fee in Uber Eats is charged for orders placed from restaurants that use the drivers in Uber Eats. Restaurants which have their own delivery courier may not charge a delivery fee in Uber Eats. This mainly depends on the location of the customer, the location of the restaurant and also the time of the day in which the order has been placed.

The service fee

A service fee will also be expected to be paid by the customer. This service fee is the actual fee that the customer pays for using the food delivery services of Uber Eats. This fee is usually 10% of the order subtotal. Restaurants who are using their own delivery couriers may not charge customers a service fee on Uber Eats.

The small order fee

Uber Eats also has a small order fee for those orders which are lesser than a certain amount. To avoid this fee, the customer can simply place an extra portion or a side. This small order fee is present in all food delivery apps.

The cancellation fee

There is also a cancellation fee in Uber Eats incase the customer wants to cancel their order after a certain time has passed. This is usually when the food preparation at the restaurant has begun. The cancellation fee in Uber Eats is to compensate the delivery person for their time and their effort.

The delivery adjustment fee

Customers or users of Uber Eats can also encounter a delivery adjustment fee which will be applied if the order has been changed or edited after being placed. This fee is also applicable when the user is changing the delivery address after placing the order.

The CA Driver Benefits fee

Customers of Uber Eats in the region of California will have to pay a CA Driver Benefits fee. This fee is based on Proposition 22 which entitles the driver to certain benefits like health care stipends, insurance coverage and even a minimum earnings guarantee.

The Busy fee

Busy fees in Uber eats are applied when the order has been placed during peak hours or busy hours. These hours can differ from region to region but are mostly during lunch hours and post-work hours. The busy fees are especially applied during Friday nights and Saturday nights when the demand for food delivery is much more than the number of available delivery personnel.

The tip for the driver

The customer may also have to pay extra if they are opting to tip the delivery person. The tip amount differs from person to person and can be paid while the order is being created and even after the order has been delivered. Uber Eats also allows customers to change the tip amount a certain number of days after the food has been delivered.

Top features of Uber Eats

The reasons why Uber Eats is so popular across many countries can make a large list. Some of the top features that make Uber Eats so spectacular have been described as follows.

  • Customers can place an order at any time and also on any day. The delivery time is pretty quick in Uber Eats.
  • Customers can schedule orders much in advance, which can be lifesaver for those who have very busy schedules.
  • Uber Eats has a large number of restaurants and menu options that customers can choose from using filters. There are filters for pricing, nutritional values and even nearness of restaurants.
  • Customers can also opt to buy the Uber One subscription and enjoy additional advantages like free delivery on unlimited orders, special offers and invite only promotional events.


This article has explained how you can pay with Uber Eats. We have also described the various fees that are involved in Uber Eats for customers who are using it to order food. Finally, we have mentioned some of the features in Uber Eats that make it one of the most popular food delivery apps all over the world.

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