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Uber launching delivery service

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by westie, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. westie

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    I wonder how much the big casino-hotels are gonna push back on this one?
     
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    If the drivers there are anything like here, they will hate it. Its quite a bit of work for little reward. I actually lose money when I do those runs, a passenger ride pays better. I have had to sit and wait up to 30 minutes for a meal to become ready which is time I could have been making money. The other issue the drivers take is it says right on the app not to tip. Who has food delivers and does not tip? Those who use the Uber deliver service.
     
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    Yeh. Lots of luck getting drivers to do those losing runs. $6 so driver would get $4-$5 .
     
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    can you turn down the food ride? or is the type unknown when you accept the ride?
     
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    Interesting.. We will see if it works.. The idea is not new, but I am curious to see if Uber can make it work.
     
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    It comes up on the app and shows "EATS" instead of "UBERX" so yes a driver can pass on those. But if we pass on to many we get a time out and kicked offline for a certain period of time. If it happens to often they can deactivate the Uber account.
     
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    And people think room service arrives cold and blah???
     
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    For a nominal fee, Uber will provide the driver a bag to keep the food warm in. That is at the drivers expense. Yeah, they don't pay much now, not buying something from them.
     
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    What service doesn't have a bag? So a restaurant makes something, and we can assume it is going to sit there for a few ticks. Then a driver gets it, navigates the Strip, parks, hikes, gets through the behemoth casino and up to there room, and the wontons come out of the bag ... mushy and limp and cold.

    It's vacation people, go OUT and experience stuff!!

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    I would not expect many on vacation are going to use this service, just like you don't see many pizza delivery drivers on the strip. Its going to be more geared towards locals. Now maybe downtown it may get some use, not by me but by some.
     
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    Screw food i'm thinking parcel packages along with riders. Why not take on Ups/FedEx also.
     
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    They are testing that service in some cities, it is called Uber Rush. It is designed to compete with Amazon Flex. It is not in my city and I know very little about it.
     
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    Why not send the Uber through the In-N-Out drive-thru and deliver to your table on the casino floor.
     
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    What an option that would be.

    Uber Eats is a separate app, you order and pay for the food through the app. No option to do what you suggest.
     
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    We have Uber Eats where I live in Canada. It lists about one-third of the restaurants of the competitor that I usually use, but maybe it is because Uber only seems to flat rate the delivery, $4.99, and the other seems to charge by distance, where it can get upwards of $9. The competitor also quite prominently displays a set of click boxes to tip the driver, while the Uber app says tips are not expected or required. My inner Pavlov's dog started to drool doing this research, so I just ordered a bucket of Pho from a place 5.3 miles away, all for $5. Yes, to forestall pillory, I will be tipping some few coins, and again, to keep the pillory to a minimum, we have $1 and $2 coins here.

    I'm not sure how the money is divvied up, because on some sites the same meal is a different price, for the different delivery companies, so does the restaurant take a cut to sell to Uber, or do they put less in the containers? Dunno, don't care, I think it is fantastic. Many restaurants on offer here are in the entertainment district, and as such have abysmal opportunities to park. I must use these type of services once a week.

    I would absolutely use them in Vegas for places like that Hainese chicken joint. I haven't been yet, but getting a seat sounds difficult, it is mildly out of the way (guess I would walk from SLS), and it isn't like there would be a special of the day that would make me sway from pickin' the chicken. More power to 'em.
     
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    Basically my understanding and this may not be correct is that the places that contract with Uber for this service agree to charge X price for the food and uber gets a % of the total. Not sure if the cost includes the delivery or not. I guess I should have looked at the bill for a delivery I did today but I did not think about it. I try to avoid doing the, lack of parking, less money being made, no tipping and the fact that it makes my car stink is not fun, but on a slow day, this sometimes helps make up some money.
     
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    We have a new service that just launched in certain parts of OC and LA called Uber Eats. How does Uber Rush work?
     
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