I have tried UberEATS 3 times, and 3 times, I have been very satisfied.
It’s effortless - OK, you have to figure what you want to eat first, and I know I am limited to what I can see on that front - partly because of language and partly because I don’t know how to use the app completely. But when it comes to the actual service itself, it’s been simply awesome.
Last week, rushing back home from work, I opened up the app as I stepped on the MRT. Found some noodles (with soup and dry) and pressed go. And that was it.
The delivery actually got there before I did. I had forgotten to alert the wife of what I did, so when the delivery lady showed up, there was a bit of confusion. But since I had already paid for the order from the app, it seemed like someone just showed up with food. Which is exactly how this should work!
Over the weekend, I tried again, and discovered this Korean place called Bobby Box. I had not heard of before. This time, the UberEATS delivery person was early.
I am a former heavy user of Sherpas in Shanghai (http://www.sherpa.com.cn/index.shtml) when I lived there. And my wife still relies on it when she is there on business trips. But my experience with UberEATS is different. It’s a little odd that there is almost no human interaction beyond the delivery person showing up and handing you the food. But the choice and convenience and tracking all add up to a great service.
Like when I first started using Uber in 2015, it’s obviously a better way of doing things for some of us.
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