The food delivery service swaps its $4.99 flat fee for a range of booking fees.
When you order food with Uber Eats, you pay for a few different line items.
First, there’s the cost of the pizza, sushi, ice cream or whatever it is you’re ordering. Then there’s the $4.99 delivery, aka booking, fee. Finally, you might have to pay for surge pricing if it’s a busy time. Add those costs up and it’s possible to pay upwards of $20 for something like a burrito.
Some of that cost breakdown is changing as of Wednesday. Over the past year, Uber has been working on a price tool that’ll vary the booking fee primarily based on a customer’s distance from a restaurant. The closer you are, the cheaper it’ll be, and the further you are, the more expensive it gets. The range varies per city but is usually somewhere between $2 and $8.
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