Announced today, Waitr is significantly decreasing their food DELIVERIES in the New Orleans area in hopes of boosting sales. The average fee for Waitr in NOLA was $6 per delivery and now it’s dropping way down to only $2.98. Over 550 restaurants have their food items listed via the app, and it’s much too early to see how it will play out.
In addition to this announcement, just last week the company announced that they were planning to hire over 100 drivers in the New Orleans area. Along with this, they have shifted their focus to new contracts for restaurants that states those that sell $20,000 and above each month via Waitr can qualify for their 15% commission. If restaurants did not meet that goal, they could be hit with charges up to 25%. Ouch. Unless you’re a huge corporation with consistent flow of money, it doesn’t quite make sense for smaller, more local restaurants to sign up for Waitr.
Another common concern about the new fee is hidden fees. The Waitr team has promised that it includes no hidden costs and is the lowest in the food delivery app game. The bonus: drivers get to keep 100% of their tips.
“By significantly reducing the customer’s cost to order, Waitr hopes the initiative will substantially increase business for its restaurant partners.”
Their other competitors for food delivery include UberEats, Grubhub, and DoorDash. Stay tuned to see how this one pans out.
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