Postmates and Ubereats are rival in food delivery service industry. Both company have solid foundation and loyal users. For now Ubereats is still above Postmates in the term of market share but both companies keep striving to win over and becomes the best among their rivals. If you want to know more about them, you may want to read our article below.
In this article, we are going to give you information about:
– What is Postmates and Ubereats
– How to use Postmates and Ubereats
– Postmates and Ubereats
Postmates is a company that provide delivery service around the neighborhoods or an area. This service is similar to other alike online delivery service, such as Uber or Waiter.com, because they use mobile app to order and dispatch their fleet to provide the service. The company was launched its service in 2011 and continue to grow rapidly; in 2014 they already operates in 18 cities inside United States and as of 2015 they list more than 100 metropolitan areas in their site, while in 2017 they open their service in Mexico city as their first location outside US. Postmates service rely on their mobile phone app combined with GPS technology to quickly match the inventories and the demand from consumers. If you are interested on similar service, you may want to read our previous article on Postmates vs Doordash here.
How to use Postmates
To use Postmates, you have to download their App first and create an account. After you have you account, you can select the stores where you want to purchase; you can ask them to buy you goods like grocery shopping or order your favorite food from a restaurant. You can search your preferred place or just type the name of the store. After you find your store, you can see their menu and add the items you want to purchase. Then you will be given the summary of your order and the amount you have to pay as well as the payment method. After you confirm your order, press “Get It Now” and wait for your order to arrive.
Ubereats is a platform for food ordering and delivery that was launched by Uber in 2014. This company have partnered up with numerous restaurants in dozens of cities around the world. Consumers can use their website to order food or using an app in for their portable devices including Android and iOS. The company claims that the website version will deliver food faster in about 30 minutes or less. According to Business Insider, Ubereats is currently the fastest growing food delivery service in the US with sales nearly matched the current leader Grubhub and have doubled it sales between August 2017 and February 2018.
How to use Ubereats
Ordering food through Ubereats through their app is very easy. First, you have to download the app and make an account by filling in your credential; if you already have Uber account, you can use it to order instead making a new one. Second, after you sign in, you can begin searching for restaurant where you want to place your order; you can scroll through the restaurant available from your area or search them by typing the name. Third, tap your preferred restaurant and tap the menu; you may modify your menu in after you pick them. Fourth, add your order into your cart. Fifth, review your order detail and decide a payment method then tap “Place Order”. Sixth, now you only have to wait for your food to arrive.
Now, lets compare Postmates and Ubereats. Many people have different experience with both services, some prefer Postmates and the other may prefer Ubereats. You can use both to order food from your favorite restaurants, but Postmates is a delivery service, means you can order or send items using their service. At the other hand Ubereats is the food delivery service of Uber, so it’s only deal with food delivery.
Postmates vs Ubereats
|- Released earlier than Ubereats||- Released later than Postmates|
|- Can be use to order or deliver almost anything||- Only deal with food delivery service|
|- Still not as popular as Ubereats||- Currently the second most popular service under Grubhub|
All in all, the decision is all yours to make. If you want to be their driver, we recommend you to search for information about the fee first before joining, since different city have different standard. But if you are a consumers, we will recommend you Postmates, since there are reports that many restaurants marks up their menus up to 50% in Ubereats app, so you may want to re-check your choice.