While Uber may have started as a peer to peer transportation service, today in 2020, it has evolved into so much more. One particular vertical that has done extremely well for Uber is their UberEats program. While this was not the main focus of the business when Uber first started, it has grown to be valued at over $20 billion dollars.
Not only is Uber profiting from their UberEats initiative but the restaurants who partner with Uber through the app have found a new customer base and revenue stream. As more and more people turn to convenience over cost, restaurants are realizing they have to adapt in order to compete.
If you are currently an owner or manager of a restaurant and are not on UberEats, now is the time! We have compiled everything you need to know about signing up below. Take a look and if you have any additional questions feel free to ask the community on our forum.
In order to become an Uber Eats restaurant partner, you first need to fill out an interest form. This will include your restaurants name, contact details, number of locations, and estimated weekly to go orders.
Partnering with UberEats is quite simple and will allow customers who currently use the Uber app to be able to also order food through the app from your restaurant. When the food is ready, an UberEats driver will arrive at your restaurant to pick up the order and deliver the food to the customer. You will receive weekly direct deposits to your bank account with the revenue from each of the previous week's orders.
While Uber does not give a concrete timeline they do mention that they will do their best to get your restaurant up on their app as quickly as possible.
You can upload your menu photos through your Menu Maker. To learn how to do this, see this article here. Uber also has the option to schedule a photography session if you need it, however, it is not free!
Uber Eats charges each restaurant 30% of their listed prices for delivering their food. In other words, if you sell a sandwhich at $10, you will have to hand over $3 to Uber.