While juggling a busy schedule, it may feel impossible to even make yourself a meal. Luckily, there are delivery services out there that will deliver you the food that you want and love.
For instance, UberEats was created for the sole purpose of delivering prepared meals from restaurants to your door. But, how do you pay for this service?
Can you pay cash for UberEats?
Keep reading to find out!
How It Works?
UberEats makes it possible for you to get the food you love delivered right to your door. The best part? Your kitchen says clean!
On the app, depending on your location you can potentially browse up to hundreds of restaurants. The app makes it easy for you to navigate through various restaurants and you can even follow prompts to particular types of cuisine. For instance, if you feel like italian food, there is an easy way for you to find all of the Italian food restaurants near you. When you find something you like, you can simply browse the menu and add everything you want to your order!
Once you are happy with your order, you are ready to checkout! At check out you will have to confirm your address. You will then see an estimated delivery time, and the price of the order including tax and delivery fee. There are different forms of payment methods that Uber will accept, but more on that later. Once you have successfully placed your order, you can track its arrival in actual time.
First they will be notified that the restaurant accepted the order and has started prepping it. Once your order is almost ready, a nearby UberEats driver will go to the restaurant to pick it up. Next, your driver will be on their way to you. In the app you can see your driver’s name and photo as well as track their progress on the map.
It is not a requirement for you to tip your delivery driver but it is encouraged. Now that you are aware of how the process works, let’s go over what forms of payment are accepted.
Uber Eats is now allowing people to pay for their orders in cash upon delivery. Paying cash for your UberEats is a newer concept. This is especially a new concept for those who have been UberEats drivers when the only way to pay was cashless. So how does it work when cash is the chosen form of payment?
Let’s take a closer look.
UberEat accepts the following forms of payments from customers: Credit Card (AMEX, VISA, MASTERCARD), Debit Card (AMEX, VISA, MASTERCARD), PayPal, and Cash.
UberEats does not currently accept EBT or SNAP benefits as a form of payment. This is because UberEats purpose is to deliver prepared food. The benefits are not meant to be used for prepared foods and instead are meant for staple foods, such as canned foods.
The company also offers a type of rewards program. This is known as “UberCash”. In order to get UberCash you can do things like refer a friend to order food through the company. The company then rewards you with funds that can be used towards future UberEats purchases.
The credit card or debit card you initially added to your Uber account will be selected as the default payment method unless you change it. You can choose to pay Cash if it is available in your area and if the restaurant you are ordering from accepts it.
It is encouraged that you have the exact amount of cash for your order. For instance, if the total is $22.51, It is best that you have the exact amount for the delivery driver. This is because UberEats is mainly a cashless transaction so your delivery driver may not be able to make the proper amount of change if you are paying with a large bill.
Customers can now pay for their order from certain restaurants using cash. As an Uber Driver this means you may be receiving cash and making change on your delivery trips.
When you are making a delivery in which cash is being used as the payment form, there will be a small Cash icon on your app. This means that the customer has not yet paid for their order.
Once you arrive at the destination you will need to collect the proper amount of money that is due. UberEats does encourage customers to pay the exact amount that is owed. For instance, if the total is $22.51, the customer is encouraged to have that exact amount for the delivery driver. There will be times where you are going to need to break down a larger bill. In this occurrence you will be asked to provide change. As a driver you are encouraged to carry change with you at all times to help ensure each delivery runs as smooth as possible. It is suggested you save any cash tips you receive and set them aside in case you need to make change in the future.
After every cash delivery, you will see exactly how much cash you can keep and how much is owed to Uber and the restaurant in which you received the food from. This amount will be deducted from your digital earnings. Anything additional will need to be returned to Uber.
There are multiple ways to settle this additional balance with Uber, including linking a debit or credit card or, in some cities, dropping cash payments off at participating locations. You will be notified if you have an outstanding balance due. If a payment is not made when due, you may lose access to cash delivery trips.
UberEats makes it possible for you to get the food you love delivered right to your door. You can enjoy your favorite restaurant meals without having to leave the house! The app makes it easy for you to navigate through restaurants and quickly place an order.
You can use your credit or debit card, Paypal, UberCash or physical money. Depending on the restaurant you are ordering from, paying with physical money may not be available. When you go to place your order there will be an option under payment methods for cash if it is available.