One thing I like about the new software is that it removes any trace of the poster being blocked. Much better than the old software.
LOL... having been tested for giftedness, they know a lot about normal distributions and percentiles. Its a little nerdy listening to some of the discussion with their classmates who are all also above the normal distribution.Interesting idea. I think mine are a little young to be exposed to the full idiocy of social media. And I'd have to teach them about normal distributions ;-) But I like the idea, at least in theory.
I don't usually block anyone either but I do make an exception on this forum for one person with a signal to noise ratio worse than the advertisements.
I’ve found that some restaurants have also either increased the prices of their menu items when ordering thru Doordash/Skip the dishes app, or package and price their menu items differently vs pick-up.This comment is about food delivery but not 'grocery delivery.'
Apparently, restaurants in Toronto (and presumably elsewhere as well) are not happy with Uber Eats. Restaurants offering delivery using them and other services are paying a high percentage to them in commission. In the case of Uber Eats, 30% of what the consumer pays goes to Uber.
While other delivery services like Skip the Dishes and Door Dash have reduced their fees during the current situation, Uber Eats has not. John Tory, Mayor of Toronto, said he phoned the CEO of Uber Eats in person and got no encouragement at all.
Some Toronto restaurants are now boycotting Uber Eats and accepting orders only for the other delivery services and asking their customers to do the same.
Sounds to me like Uber Eats is showing no community spirit at all and deserves to be boycotted. People who are trying to support their local restaurants by ordering meals to be delivered may not be aware of this situation.
Mayor John Tory is calling on food delivery companies and apps to consider lowering their commissions in order to help restaurants that are already struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic stay afloat.toronto.ctvnews.ca
Getting food delivered using an app is especially popular right now, but many are wondering if there's a difference in how much commission each app...www.blogto.com
Haven't ordered yet ... but the one I am thinking about had the same menu price before and now.... I can’t blame the restaurants, they obviously need to make a profit. Consumers just need to be aware of the premium they are paying (in the two restaurants I’ve ordered from, 20%-50% more), and decide if it’s worth it to them.
And it triggered the post that I quoted and was responding to.The point regarding restaurant deliveries is NOT that it costs more, it is that Uber Eats is NOT making any effort as a good corporate citizen ...
So if Doordash/Skip the dishes have cut delivery fees where they have prices +20% through +50% more ... doesn't that seem strange to you?... If part of someone's reason for ordering (besides eating the food) it to help support their local restaurants, then they need to know that Uber Eats is not also trying to help while other delivery services are trying to help. That should guide their choice of which delivery services to use and which to avoid.
I don't use any of them Eclectic12, so no horse in the race. I'm simply reporting what the restaurants are saying about the various delivery services.And it triggered the post that I quoted and was responding to.
"When ordering thru Doordash/Skip the dishes app" menu items were priced differently with mention of increases of 20% to 50%. Maybe after I place an order there will be some sort of hidden fee that bumps up the prices but from the menu browsing, restaurant menu browsing and what I recall when calling in orders to pickup myself, the price seems about $1 different.
That seems substantially cheaper than what was mentioned .... which you seem to be happy to pay as your focus seems to be narrowly on Uber Eats behaviour.
So if Doordash/Skip the dishes have cut delivery fees where they have prices +20% through +50% more ... doesn't that seem strange to you?
What's your theory for why some restaurants have prices that don't seem to have changed much while mrbizi post indicates a substantial increase plus the drop in delivery fees?
^This. We have been trying to support our local restaurants. I was finally able to do a pick up at a couple of our favorite restaurants. One of them was offering 20% off any pick ups, and regular price with one of the third parties. I called and asked which one they would prefer. They said they still make more giving 20% off than using skip the dish. I went and did a curbside with them. I tipped them the 20% that we saved.Again, if someone is trying to support their local restaurant by ordering a meal delivered, I think they should know who their restaurant is telling them to use and not use based on the restaurants income ONLY.
Personally, I would use a curbside pick up rather than a delivery since it seems that is how the restaurant will make the most money of all and you don't have to get into the dilemma of 'yeah but if I use X delivery service, it costs me more.'
Most stores are laid out so if you shop on the outside perimeter you will go past the staples. For example in Superstore walk in and go right to get to the fruit and veggies, then along the back wall for meat and cheese, then up the left wall for dairy and then towards the checkout which goes past the bakery items.Stores are laid out purposefully, so you have to travel through the store to get to the basics (milk, eggs, bread).
Those aisles lined with treats, and other products at the cashier checkouts are placed there for a reason.
They are high volume, high margin sales that earn a lot of money for the retailer.
I went to Home Hardware and the local lumberyardWe went to Costco today, 5 minute lineup to get in. The normal sale items were on sale and there was plenty of meat, fruit, and veggies. They even had toilet paper.