Nothing is more frustrating than ordering that pizza you have been craving all day, only to find out the cost is going to be twice as much as you anticipated due to last minute fees. While we wish there was a way to avoid the extra fees on Uber Eats, they are there for a reason and are not going anywhere anytime soon. However, we have outlined every fee you may encounter so you know what to expect before getting your hopes up at that sweet philly cheesesteak deal you are about to score.
There are three main fees associated with an Uber Eats order, the delivery fee, the service fee, and the small order fee.
An Uber Eats delivery fee is the fee associated with getting your food delivered right to your doorstep. Delivery fees can vary for each restaurant based on your location or proximity to the restaurant as well as the availability of nearby Uber Eats drivers. When there is a surplus of Uber Eats orders and not enough couriers, Uber will increase the delivery fee to ensure you will still get the food you want in a timely manner. While changing delivery fees is certainly annoying, you will always know the final delivery fee before you place your order. If a delivery fee is higher than normal for a certain restaurant, Uber will warn you with an arrow on the main feed, once you click on that restaurant you will be able to see the total fee amount.
If you schedule your order in advance, your delivery fee is based on the set fee amount at the time of the order, not the delivery time.
An Uber Eats service fee is a fee applied to all orders that are delivered with Uber. The service fee is about 15-20% of your order’s subtotal, depending on the merchant. This fee does not apply to restaurants that deliver their own orders.
A small order fee is applied to an order when the subtotal is less than a certain amount. The set subtotal amount and fee amount vary by city but it is usually either $2 for subtotals less than $10 or $3 for subtotals less than $15.
These three fees make up all the “hidden fees” you will see on Uber Eats. These fees work together to help cover delivery costs and keep couriers on the road so your food can arrive quickly every time. Lastly, while not a fee, we always recommend you tip your delivery driver! 100% of the tip goes directly to the driver and you can tip right through the app. You can always edit the amount of your tip up to one hour after the order is complete or if you are a late tipper you have up to 30 days to add a tip! For instructions on adding a tip visit this article here.