Why We Build Food Delivery App Like Ubereats

by Silvi Willemson Technical Writer

Most of us cannot live without food delivery. The outbreak and safety regulations increased the popularity of apps like UberEats. To sample their favorite dish, restaurant customers must now place an order and wait for a courier to deliver it.


Plus, food orders are the only way restaurants can make money, as dinners are banned in many countries, including the United States.


Despite the growing popularity of Uber Eats, many restaurant owners complain about unfair payments for the product's service, undermining restaurants' already low profit margins.


As a result, Savoy restaurant owners are considering developing food delivery platforms similar to UberEats. If you can't beat them, lead them, as the saying goes.


Suppose you are one of the courageous and optimistic food tech entrepreneurs thinking of developing an app similar to Grubhub or UberEats. In this case, you will need to understand the UberEats business model, as well as the basic steps to create such an app, if not a better one. Let's see how food delivery markets like UberEats work and how much it will cost to build a food delivery hub


 Models of Food Markets


There are two different food startup models that dominate the current market. Let's take a look at both.


A platform for Only Orders


Order-only apps serve as a sharing site, displaying nearby restaurants to app users. They connect customers to a diverse network of food establishments. The system collects information about restaurants and users have access to menus, rates and reviews, among other things.


This model helps restaurants expand their market as customers search for a great place to order food. Although these platforms do not provide delivery services (restaurants must use their couriers), they make money by charging up to 15% commission to restaurants.


A platform for Ordering and Delivering


The order and delivery model differs from restaurant aggregators in that it includes full logistical support. These services are very beneficial for startups, small restaurants, and other smaller venues. Because new entrants often lack the resources to set up their delivery, they turn to companies that provide such services for a fee.


Restaurants no longer need to worry about managing deliveries (staff, vehicles, and cost of fees) with the help of ordering and delivery platforms.


Uber Eats' Key Strategies in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic


Following are some notable strategies used by Uber-Eats since the start of the COVID-19:


Launched Customer and Merchant Awareness Campaigns

To raise awareness of contactless delivery options, the food delivery giant launched a COVID-19 awareness campaign. The company also supplied CDC

instructions for restaurants on how to properly secure food in tamper-evident packaging.

Implemented Opt-In Programs


Uber Eats offered contactless order pickup and delivery options to ensure the safety of its drivers and consumers. Customers can choose "Drop Off" delivery throughout the checkout process.


Delivery of "Leave at Door" began.


Uber Eats offered contact less order pickup and delivery options to ensure the safety of its drivers and consumers. Customers can choose "Drop Off" delivery throughout the checkout process.


Distributed Sanitation Material to their Delivery Staff 

The organization strictly adhered to safety precautions to safeguard the safety of its merchants, employees, and delivery personnel. Uber Eats offered sanitary supplies for the driver, such as gloves, masks, disinfectants, etc.


A Step-by-Step Instructional Guide for Creating a Food Delivery App


Step 1: Perform Market Research


When developing a meal delivery app, the first step is to conduct extensive research on your rivals, target demographic, and current food industry trends. To gain a thorough understanding of the present market scenario, you must answer the following questions:


  • Who are your rivals, and what services do they provide to their customers?

  • Who are your ideal clients?

  • Which features should your food delivery app include to stand out?

  • What are the most recent internet food business trends?


Step 2: Choose a Food Delivery Model

Following rigorous market research, the next step is to select a meal delivery strategy that can suit your business goals and your customers' wants. There are two food delivery models:


  • Model of Order-Only

  • Model of Order and Delivery


Step 3: Choose a Viable App Development Option

Once you have decided on the features and the powerful technology stack, you must choose the best alternative to build a food delivery app based on your needs.


To create a successful food delivery solution, you may require the following team members:

  • Android developer

  • iOS developer

  • Front-end developer

  • Back-end developer

  • Project Manager

  • Business Analyst

  • UI/UX designer

  • Testing engineer

UberEats USPs: Features that Give It a Competitive Advantage

Here are some distinguishing elements that distinguish Uber Eats from other online food delivery services:

Reduced Delivery Time

The ability to give faster deliveries distinguishes Uber Eats from its competitors. The company keeps track of the restaurant's preparation time, which allows them to provide more immediate delivery service.

Agnostics in Location

Many clients are concerned about geographical eligibility while placing an order. UberEats has already taken care of it. The organization delivers to locations such as hospitals, parks, houses, and offices, where a customer may encounter delivery challenges.

Pickups That Are Customized

Self-Pickup is an in-built function of Uber Eats. Users can place an order and set an in-store pickup time that is convenient for them.

Orders That Are Scheduled

This UberEats feature allows consumers to arrange an order ahead of time. Customers may also track their items throughout the delivery process to deliver them at the desired location and time.


In fact, the mobile food ordering business is a rapidly expanding trend that is too beneficial for any restaurant / cafeteria to overlook. As the technology that powers it (internet and mobile devices) advances, the strategic importance of meal delivery apps like UberEats will grow even more.

That being said, all aspects of the design of such an application must be considered and adequately addressed the demands of all parties involved.

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