Uber Eats, Postmates follow DoorDash with tiered delivery pricing structures

Uber Eats and Postmates have followed the example of DoorDash by implementing their own tiered delivery pricing structures amid a continuing conversation over the validity and morality of delivery modes during the pandemic. The two delivery services this week announced new tiered delivery pricing that sees them offer 15 per cent, 25 per cent, and […]

Delivery companies sue New York City over permanent fee cap

It’s been an incendiary issue for months now amid the struggles of the pandemic, and the issue of third-party delivery companies in foodservice is threatening to come to a head south of the border. Delivery platforms DoorDash, Uber Eats, and GrubHub are leading a lawsuit against New York City over the city’s implementation of a […]

California may let restaurants set prices on delivery platforms

A California bill is attempting to allow restaurants in the state to set menu prices on delivery platforms. San Diego Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez’s AB 286 would allow restaurants to set the price of food and drink sold through delivery aggregators. It would also require food delivery companies to provide customers and restaurants with itemized cost breakdowns of third-party […]

Restaurant owners want caps on food delivery apps fees beyond pandemic

By Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press Restaurant owners say food delivery apps have taken too big a bite out of their revenues for too long. Food delivery apps were forced to implement lower fees when dine-in service was closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and restaurants say the change should be made permanent if they are […]

DoorDash offers local U.S. restaurants choice with new tiered commission fees

Under the spotlight that has been placed on delivery companies, DoorDash has overhauled its model. By Tom Nightingale Third-party delivery has been a topic of intense debate in recent months. Now, DoorDash has shifted its system to reflect that. With local restaurants struggling desperately across North America due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ethics of […]

Restaurants, delivery apps still at odds as demand grows

By Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press Diners got used to delivery during the pandemic, and the habit may stick long after dining rooms reopen. But restaurants and delivery companies remain uneasy partners, haggling over fees and struggling to make the service profitable for themselves and each other. Companies like DoorDash and UberEats helped many restaurants […]

Governments must work with restaurants on no-fee delivery app

By Mischa Young To say it’s been a rough year for the restaurant industry is an understatement. Restaurants across Canada have suffered immensely from stay-at-home orders, strict in-person seating capacity restrictions, and other lockdown measures induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ten per cent of Canada’s independent restaurants have already permanently shut down in light of […]

Consumers use low delivery fees, promos as deciding factors

A new report from digital restaurant platform BentoBox and restaurant discover platform The Infatuation suggests many consumers, particularly the younger demographic use low delivery fees and the offer of promotions and discounts as major deciding factors when it comes to choosing a delivery service. Firstly, the report notes that 74 per cent of U.S. diners […]

Saskatchewan latest province to cap delivery fees

Amid widespread debate on the issue during the pandemic, caps on third-party delivery fees are being implemented in an increasing number of Canadian provinces in response to COVID-19. Saskatchewan is the latest province to make the move, capping delivery fees charged to restaurants by third-party apps until the end of April under The Emergency Planning Act. […]

The dichotomy of third-party delivery services

The debate around third-party delivery apps is intensifying amid the economic impacts of COVID-19 By Tom Nightingale For the foodservice businesses and restaurants that have been able to survive the last 12 months of COVID-19 pandemic, keeping up with the fast rate of change has been vital. In particular, operators across the country have had […]