Which, if any of these local delivery services services, do you use?
We had been using DoorDash a lot. It has a ton of options that don’t deliver otherwise, the interface / order tracking is great, and the convenience is undeniable. The driver service is spotty and getting worse. We have had several (very) late arriving orders and one that didn’t come at all. Also some of the food arrives looks like it was driven in an offroad race. However, the thing that has really been irking me are the prices. If you dig for it, Doordash’s website states: “For many of our restaurants, the prices you pay on DoorDash are the same as you would pay in store. However, sometimes they are different and for different reasons. When merchants sign onto our network, they pay us a commission fee to help cover the cost of our delivery fleet. To help pay part of their commission, some merchants have decided to add a slight increase to certain menu items.”
My experience is that the prices are almost never the same as the menu prices, and the markups seem to be getting worse as time goes by. I can justify a $5.99 delivery fee + tip, however the menu item markups really start to add up. 15-25%+ is becoming commonplace with Doordash. Not that I am more conscious of this, I am becoming for less inclined to use these services. Though I have found Foodler to be more reasonable.