Posted by William Charles on June 16, 2019
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Published on June 16th, 2019 | by William Charles

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Uber Launches Uber Eats Pass – $9.99 Per Month For Unlimited Free Delivery + 10% Off Orders

Update 6/16/19: Uber Eats Pass has now launched in some areas. It costs $9.99 per month and you get free delivery on orders of $10 or more. In addition you also get 10% off all orders (although it does look like the 10% off is temporary). Hat tip to reader Won S

Uber is set to launch something called Uber Eats Pass, this is a subscription service that will cost $9.99 per month and provide unlimited free delivery. What’s most interesting about Uber Eats Pass is that it will waive both free delivery and the service fee that was recently introduced. Service fee is equal to 15% of the order size and delivery fees vary by restaurant so it won’t be difficult to come out ahead with the new program.

Uber hasn’t confirmed Uber Eats Pass, but details surrounding the program were reverse engineered by twitter user @wongmjane. I’ll honestly be surprised if it does launch everywhere for $9.99 per month and it waives both types of fees.

Hat tip to @wongmjane

 



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RC
RC

1) Raise prices 2) Sell service to reduce raised prices 3) Profit

Nick
Nick

Could also backfire and loss revenue/au count

Josh
Josh

I was thinking the same thing. Make it seem like they are providing a ‘deal’ to the consumer. Genius.

tidefan123
tidefan123

I would be shocked if it was announced and waived both fees. That would basically mean you could get any delivery for the price of a tip. I would definitely do that, but don’t think it would be sustainable.

MSer
MSer

Nothing about Uber is sustainable – except massive losses

YD
YD

You also pay a markup, as the price may be higher than in-store menu

eclipsor
eclipsor

I think that’s up to the store, I’ve noticed some are exactly the same prices. some do mark up of course

Hari

Some have a different and smaller packing of course.

Frank
Frank

I find it funny that I’m expected to pay the driver when I already pay a delivery fee and a service fee…what are those fees actually covering if not the cost of getting food from the restaurant to me…

BUT_WHY_MALE_M0DELS
BUT_WHY_MALE_M0DELS

Don’t forget the restaurant pays a fee to

JW
JW

To subsidize Uber’s loss-leading driving business…

York
York

Based on my Uber driving experience about 1% of people actually pay TIP on UberEats, so it’s mostly free delivery. It’s big competitive advantage since majority of Grubhub customer pays tip

Stan
Stan

hopefully this has some good perks we can take advantage of as we watch this company struggle and die

sybloc
sybloc

People like you were saying the same thing about Amazon 20 years ago when it was incurring massive losses. How did that prediction pan out?

Kevin
Kevin

Put this benefit under Uber Visa as perk. WIN!

Pointz
Pointz

I think if they are smart they will just come up with $95 fee version of the card ($25 savings per year). They will never give it away just for holding the card, because everyone who need it will just get the card and sock draw the card

Debit
Debit

have people compared the prices through ubereats and directly ordering for pickup?

The prices are higher, plus service fee, plus ordering fee plus tip and you can’t use any coupons. And you lose out cc rewards for dining out.

Lose, lose, lose, lose, lose

Eric
Eric

Unles you have uber credit, or have access to discounted gift cards. Especially if they launch a program like this, I will value uber gift cards/ credits higher.

captainsave
captainsave

This! I have about $700 credit, only use it for ubereats but with all the ridiculous fee haven’t really been using it.

Won
Won

And if we can pay for Uber eats pass with an Uber gift card, that will be most excellent. Gyft is awesome with the chase ink plus/cash.

quincy
quincy

They included this as a part of the $5 ride pass in my city last year. It was 10 free deliveries per month with no small cart. (SO you can order a soda from McDonald’s for $1.08 total).

I’m guessing this pass has a small cart fee.

DaveC
DaveC

I order UberEats a lot (but less so sine the service fee), and I would do this for sure. Basically, the $10 is the cost of service plus delivery for a $50 order. I do 3-4 of those per month. But as others said, I doubt it’ll waive delivery AND service fees.

Andrew
Andrew

I actually would be all for this, and I only use UberEats once a month to use up my Amex credits. The number one reason I don’t, the delivery and service fees are just stupid high. (Maybe for a family it’s easier to accept the fees, but when the food total is $16 or something and the fees are ~$9 it’s just insane.) I would totally use the service more (maybe three or four times a month) if this $10 fee covered service charges and delivery. I would even be ok with the small order fee, since it’s kinda a jerk thing to get a $4 milk shake or something delivered and that’s all. I know food prices are higher than ordering direct, but very few places around me deliver (besides pizza) and almost none have online ordering, especially where I can clearly customize. I would be fine if Uber had a pickup option, I just like the ability to order from a number of places and specifically note down requests or changes, in my experience the order accuracy is better then when calling. So, since I can pick it up, delivery it is, and a flat monthly fee like that would up my volume greatly. Uber always should have focused on making most their money on the cut from the restaurant. I’ve heard it’s as high as 30%, which seems steep, but it seems like 15-20% should be able to cover operating costs (literally just keeping an app running) and some delivery costs. Then add a small delivery fee, $2.49 or $3.49 and a small order fee and they should be able to cover costs. 20% of a $15 order plus a $2.49 fee means Uber collects $5.49. Pass 70% of that on to the driver and if Uber can spend at least 3 deliveries an hour to that driver they’re making $11.50/hr, and honestly with Uber’s system they should be able to more efficiently use drivers to where they’re doing 4,5, or even 6 orders an hour. (Have a demand price of $2.50 that all goes to the driver for orders not scheduled at least an hour in advance, etc). Uber only would collect $1.65 on that $15 order, but what did Uber have to do? Literally nothing, they’re a software and tech company. The actual realized cost to Uber for every order placed is probably fractions of… Read more »

Matt P
Matt P

Agree. I don’t even bother to use my amex plat uber credit anymore if I don’t need a ride somewhere. The fees take up the whole credit.

Corgiiscute
Corgiiscute

Awesome. I had been hoping they would come out with something like Postmate’s unlimited subscription.

sybloc
sybloc

No service or delivery fees for $10 a month?

Too good to be true. Hope I’m wrong.

Sam
Sam

must be a huge money loser…..

Dave
Dave

Does anyone have info on what city/states are currently
Eligible and what the full terms are?

Thanks

Won
Won

I’m in northern VA, and it works for me. I’d imagine it applies to the entire DC region, at least.

Serkeltik
Serkeltik

Any word on whether or not you can use the Amex platinum credit to cover this cost? Would definitely subscribe if membership was covered.

!
!

Costs $9.99 per order?

Chuck

Fixed now

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