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Rideshare platform, Uber has changed the way we order food delivery at home, work and on the go. With a few taps on a smartphone, there's a person nearby heading to your chosen eatery to pickup and deliver your food.
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What is Uber Eats?
Uber Eats is an online food delivery service that operates as one of many subsidiaries for Uber, who are most well known for their ride sharing services.
Uber Eats follows the same peer-to-peer business model closely, but rather than a taxi service, consumers order food from restaurants, which are paid for and delivered to by the drivers themselves.
History of Uber Eats
Founded in 2014, in San Francisco, California, Uber Eats has quickly grown to be one of the dominant forces in the food delivery business, as it enables consumer access to delivery from their favourite restaurants, which may not operate their own delivery services themselves.
This style of food delivery broadened the scope of what type of food was available to consumers, and the popularity of Uber Eats has led to many businesses directly integrating Uber Eats into their services, for example, the partnership between McDonald’s and Uber Eats, offering promotion codes, deals and ease of access for consumers.
Upon its launch in 2014, Uber Eats was simply an addition to the normal Uber app, which consumers used for its ride sharing services.
In 2015, it was relaunched as its own stand-alone app, where it became known as Uber Eats (often stylised as UberEATS).
How Uber Eats Works?
Uber Eats works very much in the same way as its ride sharing service. Customers who want food delivered to their house from restaurants that may not operate their own delivery service go on to the app, which has integrated online menus for restaurants that have partnered with Uber Eats, so they can select the food they want delivered to a certain location.
Drivers and cyclists are prompted when customers have made an intent to purchase a delivery within their relative proximity, and they can accept or reject these offers.
If they accept, the driver will deliver the food from the restaurant to the customer, and payment is handled via the app.
Uber Eats Pricing Fees
Until late 2018, Uber Eats would charge a flat rate of ~$5 for delivery, however the pricing structure in many parts of the world has been gradually changing to be based on distance and the average cost of the order.
i.e. in Auckland you might only pay $2.99 for a restaurant located a few km away but up to $9.99 for one 10km+ away.
Additionally, many cities in the world have seen the adoption of a ‘busy area fee’, capped at ~$10, that charges consumers more during busy periods, much like Uber’s ride-sharing service does.
In addition to the delivery fee, consumers are also charged a service fee, equal to 15% of the order’s subtotal.
There is also a ‘small order fee’, applicable to orders under a certain threshold, usually $10 as well, however this model is being phased out with the price being included in the food item price.
Much like Uber, Uber Eats has quickly grown to become one of the market leaders in its respective industry.
Analysts estimate that Uber Eats is valued at over $20 billion, and it only continues to expand; in 2018, Uber Eats announced its intent to triple its European workforce.
Furthermore, in the same month and year, they claimed to be delivering to over 200 cities in 20 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, in addition to their presence in many other countries in the world, such as in North America and Australia.
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