What is the Uber Eats delivery fee? (+3 Pros of Uber Eats)

This blogpost will answer what the delivery fee for Uber Eats is. We will also be listing out the various other fees that are involved in Uber Eats. In addition to this, we will be describing some of the pros or advantages of using a delivery app like Uber Eats. Food delivery apps like Uber Eats are all the rage now, especially as they bring variety, convenience and affordability to users.

What is the Uber Eats delivery fee?

The Uber Eats delivery fee on an average is $3.99. However, this delivery fee can depend largely on the location of the user and the location of the restaurant that they are ordering from. The delivery charges in Uber Eats are a conglomeration of three different fees like delivery fee, service fee and small order fee.

Types of fees in Uber Eats

While the user is ordering food through Uber Eats, they will be subjected to delivery charges that are mainly three different fees rolled into one. The types of fees that are present in Uber Eats have been explained as follows.

Delivery fees

This is pretty obvious and is the basic delivery fee for the food order. This delivery fee can depend on the location of the user. It can also depend on the location of the restaurant. This fees is decided by whether the food courier is the restaurant’s own services or whether they are using an Uber Eats delivery partner.

Service fee

The service fee in Uber Eats is usually calculated as 5 percent to 10 percent of the order subtotal. If the restaurant is using its own couriers for the food delivery, the service fee will be absent from the subtotal.

Small order fee

The small order fee is for those orders which do not each the minimum amount. This can vary from restaurant to restaurant and may be even absent in many places. It can also vary from region to region. If the user wants to remove this fee, they will need to add more items to their cart.

In addition to these fees, the user can expect to pay additional fees in Uber Eats, such as,

Taxes

Taxes can form a major chunk of the subtotal that the user is subjected to. These taxes mainly depend on the locality of the user. The most common tax involved is the sales tax and also those that pertain to the delivery courier. Users will be able to see the taxes that they are subjected to as a separate item in their subtotal.

Busy fee

A busy fee occurs when the demand of Uber Eats is more than the number of drivers who are available for couriering the food. This is similar to the surge pricing that is available in the Uber ride app. This busy fee can vary largely depending on the location and the level of higher demand.

 

Delivery adjustment fee

Delivery adjustment fees are for those users who change their order after placing them. This happens after the restaurant has accepted the order and has started preparing the food. The user is also subjected to delivery adjustment fees if they are changing the location to which the food needs to be delivered.

Cancellation fee

If the user is canceling the order after it has been placed, Uber Eats will automatically throw in a cancellation fee which the user will need to pay immediately, later or with their next order. This cancellation fee is mainly for the inconvenience faced by the delivery partner.

Cost of food

This is the most basic cost of all. The user has to obviously pay for the food they have ordered for. The costs of the food items are completely dependent on the restaurant. Uber Eats has nothing to do with this. However, most of the items in the app’s menu can be much higher than the menu in the physical restaurant.

 

Advantages of using Uber Eats

Food delivery apps like Uber Eats have become very common for not only delivering food, but also as a convenient workplace. Some of the advantages of ordering from an app like Uber Eats have been explained below.

Users have a lot more variety to choose from

In apps like Uber Eats, the users can choose from a long list of restaurants that actually seems to be getting longer by the second. This is highly in comparison to going to a physical restaurant or getting taken away as the variety may be much lesser. The user also experiences a high level of convenience and can get delicious food without leaving the house.

Food can be sent to other locations

Users can not only get hot food delivered to their own homes, but can also send food parcels to other locations. These can be great for celebrations like birthdays and anniversaries or even work parties.

Plenty of discounts are available

While the fees and costs may be a tad higher than the physical restaurant, Uber Eats rolls out plenty of discounts and coupon codes that can be very useful for anyone who wants to save a few bucks while dining like a king.

Conclusion

This blogpost has answered what the delivery fee for Uber Eats is. We have also listed out the various other fees that are involved in Uber Eats. In addition to this, we have described some of the pros or advantages of using a delivery app like Uber Eats.

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Citations

https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/19/18272791/uber-eats-new-booking-delivery-service-fees-confusion-meaning

https://joelleparenteau.medium.com/why-uber-eats-is-a-necessary-evil-9b1f329eedf0

https://medium.com/@lucdid/3-ways-ubereats-is-outsmarting-its-competitors-with-product-features-f35d15d3decf

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/uber-major-advantage-food-delivery-analyst-170720185.html

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