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What is Uber Eats? Get to Know This Hassle-free Food Delivery Service  

Learn the basics of Uber Eats. We'll cover its features and teach you how to set up your account using the app or website.  

Key Takeaways

  • Uber Eats delivers meals from various restaurants via its app or website.
  • Features include scheduled orders, group orders, and specific cuisine searches.
  • Service charges delivery fees; Eats Pass offers fee waivers and discounts.
  • Orders can be canceled through the app for potential refunds before restaurant acceptance.

What is Uber Eats?

Uber Eats is a food delivery platform that connects customers with a wide variety of local restaurants and food outlets.

Users can order meals through an app, which are then delivered by Uber Eats couriers. It offers convenience, a range of food options, and efficient delivery services.

How Does Uber Eats Work?

Think of Uber Eats as your assistant when buying food online. You find local restaurants, order food online, choose your payment method, and wait for your Uber Eats driver to deliver the food to your doorstep.

Uber Eats promises a fast delivery time (within 30 minutes) for local orders. It also accepts major credit and debit cards with its instant pay feature.

How Much Does Uber Eats Cost?

The cost of Uber Eats includes the price of the food, a delivery fee, service fees, and optional tip. Users see the total cost before placing an order.

Firstly, the price of the ordered food items, as set by the restaurant, forms the base cost.

On top of this, there’s a delivery fee, which varies depending on the distance between the restaurant and delivery address and can fluctuate with demand.

Additionally, Uber Eats charges a service fee, usually a percentage of the order subtotal, to cover operational costs. During busy times, prices for delivery may increase due to higher demand.

Lastly, while optional, customers can add a tip for the delivery driver.

The app provides a clear breakdown of all these costs before finalizing the order, ensuring transparency in pricing.

Save Money With Uber One

While these delivery fees can add up, an easy way to save money is by subscribing to Uber One.

Formerly known as Eats Pass, this is a subscription-based feature that allows you to enjoy free delivery for eligible food, groceries, etc. It’s free for the first month and costs $9.99 per month moving forward.

You can also use the subscription for the Uber ridesharing app, where you can get special member pricing and access to top-rated drivers.

How to Setup Your Uber Eats Account

Using this food delivery tool starts with an active account, and you can set it up in two ways: through the Uber Eats website and its mobile app.

How to Set Up an Account Using the Uber Eats Website

Setup your account from your browser using these easy steps:

1. Search Uber Eats on your browser.

2. Login using existing Uber credentials, if any,  or sign up with your email, Apple account, Facebook, or QR Code.

3. Provide a valid mobile number when signing up as a new user. Hover on the left sidebar and click ‘Orders.’

5. Input your preferred delivery location. You can always change this later.

6. Start browsing restaurants and ordering food.

How to Set Up an Account Using the Uber Eats App

Setting up your account via mobile is recommended, especially when you’re on the go.

Download the Uber Eats app on your iPhone or Android devices and follow the same setup steps on the website version.

Cool Features to Know About When Using Uber Eats

While speedy food delivery is the service’s best asset, there are other great features you shouldn’t miss when ordering at Uber Eats:

1. Intuitive Filters

From its vast food categories and advanced filters allowing you to pull out food picks based on customer ratings, delivery fees, menu prices, and dietary content, Uber Eats makes food selection swift and hassle-free.

2. Smart Curation

Browse Uber Eats’s curated food picks like ‘In a Rush?’ for the places with the fastest delivery time and the ‘Buy 1, Get 1 free’ collection, ideal for getting more out of what you pay.  

3. Sales Aisle

Announced on September 2023, this feature is Uber Eats’s virtual AI assistant that displays an aisle dedicated to promotions and deals. What’s more, the service is looking at beefing up this feature by accepting SNAP/EBT and healthcare benefit payments.

4. Group Ordering

Pick a restaurant and click the ‘Group Order’ button to fill up your card with food picks. Share the group link with your team so they can add their own choices.

5. Customized Delivery Schedules

Choose a delivery time of up to a week in advance in 30-minute time intervals. Indicate a specific day and time in line with your nearby restaurants’ operating hours.

6. Cancellation Support

Added the wrong food? Don’t fret. The service allows food delivery cancellation provided that the restaurant hasn’t accepted your order yet. But you need to do it quickly!

Wrapping Up

With its 23% share of sales as of December 2023, Uber Eats sits at the second spot of the most in-demand food delivery service in the U.S. It’s efficient, affordable, and has many convenient features catering to multiple delivery orders.

Looking for efficient delivery apps in 2024? Start your trial with Uber Eats and enjoy hassle-free food ordering!

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