This is what bothers me about this. It can be hard enough finding riders during busy times. Finding parking around busy restaurants and cafes will be a nightmare. The Uber guy asking me to sign up said some places will run the food out to the driver. Has anyone experienced this?
Might be a good thing for rider only drivers because the eats drivers will be busy on eats trips.
I sold my business two weeks ago; and now have much more spare time. I thought I'd try this uber eats. Signed up last week.
I tried this out yesterday.....
Did 5 deliveries; but I'm not going to do anymore.
Uber will sign you up; and the app is then set up so whenever you are doing uberX -YOU MUST be taking uber eats jobs.
Or you can set option on app,to do uber eats jobs only.
There is no option to only do uber X.
Here is the best part; I picked up from burger, Chinese and Indian. I couldn't get that mixed kitchen smell out of the car. Will uber provide free deodouriser for your car???
Another attractive part; app says staff will bring delivery to your car.
The Indian joint didn't after 6 minutes of waiting- I went inside and order was ready to go..... Staff too busy; or have a care factor as high as uber does for ......?
And went to Surry hills eatery; said to go to laneway. Laneway was blocked no street parking. Had to park 4 blocks away, then walk to restaurant, and waited 7-8 minutes for order to be cooked.
When I emailed uber.....about long wait...
Well; the flowery, generic, template replies are ready; just told me I had to wait ten minutes minimum before I could collect cancellation fee..It took me almost ten minutes to find parking; plus 3 minute walk to shop, then 8 minute wait, for food, then 3 minute walk back to car plus a ten minute ride- to a ninth floor apartment, where some inner city dude wouldn't answer his phone or come downstairs to collect food.
All up, around 35-40mins for a $12 delivery???
Of the 5 deliveries, only one had easy parking. Most places are in high traffic/ density areas. Finding parking is hell. Think; Glebe, bondi, CBD, Darlinghurst, etc.
Uber knows .....and people will still do it.
As for me....I'm returning the b'delivery bag; and asking the head office to change my app setting to uberX only..
There's better ways.