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Delivery apps add several fees, which increases the bill amount.
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The grocery store teammet are aware of the costs associated with these services. And recognize that this practicality comes at a cost. However, one of those people, Simone, recently deleted the app she was using, realizing that she may have been ordering too often.
I live downtown. There are plenty of options around me. I'm going to walk to get some food. It's better for my wallet and my physical health.
A quote from Simone
Ease means risk, notes Paul-Antoine Jetté, because you could quickly lose control of your credit card . If you pay on time, there is no interest, that's true, but you have to pay the entire account balance on time. All purchases that are overdue begin to accrue interest.
Explanation of fees
Delivery fees: vary depending on location and availability of delivery drivers
Service fee: restaurants and convenience stores, 10% of subtotal, minimum of $2 and maximum from $4/Groceries: 13% of subtotal, $5 to $15/Liquor: 20% of subtotal, $5 to $15
Not specified. Vary depending on businesses and demand. Possibility to pay more if the order is of small value and/or if the demand is high.
According to the company's website: The service fee is a percentage of your order subtotal. The service fees applicable to your order may vary depending on a number of factors, including the business you have chosen and the value of the items in your order. The exact amount will be indicated on your receipt upon payment.
Please note that taxes apply to both food and fees delivery and service. To this total applies the tip, which is often set at 20%.
Obviously, the bigger the bill, the higher the tip. And yet, as Paul-Antoine Jetté points out, the cost price of delivering a $15 dish is the same as for a $100 dish: same hourly rate for the delivery person, same mileage, same gas expenses.
The tip is very important, says Marc-André Gagnon, a deliveryman who works for the three platforms. He notes that the higher the tip, the more the customer will be put in touch with a delivery person, who will therefore pick up the order more quickly, and deliver it… sooner than if the tip had been lower.
As in the case of Uber taxis, the platforms use a form of dynamic pricing.
This is the principle by which the price is modified according to demand, explains Paul-Antoine Jetté. The more demand there is, the more the price rises. We can wonder if it's very ethical because, ultimately, food that costs more because the world is hungry at the same time is still a bit curious.
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Deliverer Marc-André Gagnon works for the three delivery platforms.
< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">Marc-André Gagnon does not necessarily see the customer's invoice he delivers. But he notices that he sometimes delivers small bags. I already delivered a medium fry. Another time, a Mr Puff and also a pot of Nutella that I picked up at Walmart.
The grocery store did the exercise: on Doordash, the jar of Nutella sold by Maxi ($5.45 the 375 g format) ultimately costs, all costs included, $14.33 upon delivery, almost triple the original price.
With the galloping inflation, however, these services may experience some decline, as according to NielsenIQ, 22% of the population says they are reducing their use of meal delivery services.
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