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How Much Does Uber Eats Pay?

In general, a Uber Eats rider might make anywhere between $15-20 an hour in the US. Uber Eats has a take rate of 17-20% on each order placed by the customer. Uber Eats riders’ hourly rates can vary based on geography and route availability.

How does the Uber Eats fee structure work?

Uber’s fees are part of the delivery charge, which the restaurant charges; those usually include:

Delivery fee

This fee varies based on location.

Service fee

The fee varies based on the order’s size, typically 5% of the subtotal.

Small order fee

For most restaurants, a fee will apply to orders under a certain amount.

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Uber Eats fee structure example

Approximately, this is how the unit economics should reflect:

  • Amount paid by customer: $50 + $5 = $55
  • The amount received by XYZ restaurant: $50 – (30% commission on order) = $35
  • Delivery Charges: Pickup Fee + Delivery Fee + Per Mile Charges = $4 + $2 + ($2 x 3) = $12
  • Net Revenue for Uber Eats = ($55 – $35) – $12 = $8

Connected Business Models

Uber

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Uber is a two-sided marketplace, a platform business model that connects drivers and riders, with an interface with gamification elements that make it easy for two sides to connect and transact. Uber makes money by collecting fees from the platform’s gross bookings.

Uber Eats

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Uber Eats is a three-sided marketplace connecting a driver, a restaurant owner, and a customer with the Uber Eats platform at the center. The three-sided marketplace moves around three players: Restaurants pay commission on the orders to Uber Eats; Customers pay small delivery charges, and at times, cancellation fees; Drivers earn through making reliable deliveries on time.

DoorDash

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DoorDash is a platform business model that enables restaurants to set up no-cost delivery operations. At the same time, customers get their food at home, and dashers (delivery people) earn some extra money. DoorDash makes money by markup prices through delivery fees, memberships, and advertising for restaurants on the marketplace.

Glovo

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Glovo is a Spanish on-demand courier service that purchases and delivers products ordered through a mobile app. Founded in 2015 by Oscar Pierre and Sacha Michaud as a way to “uberize” local services. Glovo makes money via delivery fees, mini-supermarkets (fulfillment centers that Glovo operates in partnership with grocery store chains), and dark kitchens (enabling restaurants to increase their capacity).

GrubHub

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Grubhub is an online and mobile platform for restaurant pick-up and delivery orders. In 2018 the company connected 95,000 takeout restaurants in over 1,700 U.S. cities and London. The Grubhub portfolio of brands like Seamless, LevelUp, Eat24, AllMenus, MenuPages, and Tapingo. The company makes money primarily by charging restaurants a pre-order commission, and it generates revenues when diners place an order on its platform. Also, it charges restaurants that use Grubhub delivery services and when diners pay for those services. 

Instacart

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Instacart’s business model enables an easy setup for grocery stores, the comfort for customers to get their shopping delivered at home, and an additional income stream for personal shoppers. Instacart makes money by charging service fees via memberships and running performance advertising on its platform.

Lyft

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Lyft is a transportation-as-a-service marketplace allowing riders to find a driver for a ride. Lyft has also expanded with a multimodal platform that gives more options like bike-sharing or electric scooters. Lyft primarily makes money by collecting fees from drivers who complete rides on the platform.

Postmates

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Postmates is a food delivery service built as a last-mile platform connecting locals with shops. Postmates collects fees (commission, delivery, service, cart, and cancellation fees). It also makes money via its subscription service (called Unlimted – $9.99/month or $99.99 annually), giving free delivery on orders of more than $12.
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