When it comes to the home delivery food market, there are now two major players to consider: Deliveroo and Uber Eats. If you’re after takeaway tonight, is Uber Eats your go to food delivery app? In this article we’ll take a look at and explain Uber Eats and how most importantly it stacks up against the competition.
If you’ve used Uber before, you already know how user friendly their apps are. Open app, book taxi, get notification, go… It’s a simple process and one that keeps you updated the whole way and is easy to amend, or cancel if you need.
So how does Uber Eats stack up, both against Deliveroo and as an extension of the Uber App?
Ease of use
If you have an Uber account, signing up is super simple. The Uber Eats app will simply extract the information from your Uber account, including your address and payment details. This means you can be set up to order your food through Uber Eats in seconds.
And if you’re not set up with Uber? It’s not exactly a hardship to set up an Uber account anyway, with the whole process taking just a couple of minutes.
If you have an Uber Eats promo code, you’ll be prompted to enter it normally at checkout. Or, if you’ve signed up with a referral link, the credit is usually applied to your account when you make your first order.
Choice of restaurants
In London, the choice of restaurants on Uber Eats is much the same as Deliveroo, and quite a bit more than Just Eat. In fact, it’s almost a given that if a restaurant used Deliveroo, they probably use Uber Eats too.
Restaurants can choose to use the service, or not, so if a restaurant isn’t on Uber Eats it might be because either they decided against it, or they haven’t been signed up yet. If you find a restaurant that isn’t on Uber Eats, you can suggest it to them and they’ll try and get them signed up!
In London, most of your favourite chains are on Uber Eats, including Franco Manca, Honest Burger, You Me Sushi and McDonalds.
How much does Uber Eats cost?
There is no minimum when placing your Uber Eats delivery order. So if you just need one steamed bun from your favourite Chinese restaurant, you can order it! Uber Eats also doesn’t add any extra to the price of the food, although the restaurant can set their own prices on the app. If it seems more expensive compared to in the restaurant, that will be the choice of the restaurant.
However, there is a delivery charge which varies between £0.99 to £3.99 on most Uber Eats orders.
Why the variation? It takes into consideration the demand in an area, and how long it might take a rider to pick up your food and deliver it to you. If an area is particularly busy, or is a long way from other restaurants, the delivery fee may increase.
Do I have to tip my Uber Eats rider?
Uber Eats delivery riders will always appreciate a tip, but it isn’t a requirement. You can tip riders via the app, or if you have some cash to hand your Uber Eats rider will definitely appreciate it.
Where can I find Uber Eats promo codes?
You’ll spot regular promo codes for Uber Eats online as Uber have been aggressively promoting their food delivery service in the UK. You won’t be able to use the same code more than once, but there are often incentives such as inviting other users to Uber Eats, which can earn you some extra promo credit.
If you’re new to Uber Eats, you can get £5 off your first delivery with this promo code eats-nuyh9zsaue
Check out Uber Eats today!