They get food delivery right!
After sending turn by turn directions to Uber Eats drivers only to have my food 1) Delivered to an entirely different complex 2) Dropped off on the patio at the office of my complex (which is 2 blocks away) at night, and 3) supposedly delivered to me even though the driver never even came into my complex per the Uber tracking - I still decided to give Uber one more chance. I’d used them 6 or 7 times a week for almost a year to travel with almost no problems, so I had hope. Lol, sadly, that was destroyed by attempt number 4 when the driver sent me a picture of my food sitting outside “someone’s” door somewhere- just not my door. Maybe if they had looked at the number on the door they took the picture of & then the number on the, again, TURN by TURN directions to my doorstep, they would have realized they were 2 different numbers? I gave up. Next time, I followed my son’s advice & ordered thru DoorDash. They read directions. They delivered my food. To me. Fast. With no complications. They did the same thing the 2nd time & the 3rd. They did the same to my office. Use DoorDash if you’re hungry. Use DoorDash if you would like to have your food delivered to YOU instead of random strangers. Thank you for reading. Yes, I do have strongly held opinions about DoorDash and way too much time on my hands. May it help you avoid my mistakes! :)
Problem with Tips
I significantly decreased my use of this app for food delivery. In my area, Postmates is probably DoorDash’s biggest competition. DoorDash has a lot more restaurant choices. Unlike Postmates, DoorDash only gives the tipping options at the time of purchase. If there’s a way to change it, I would love to learn how it’s done. How do you know how much of a tip the driver should get or if they deserve one at all. I have had drivers ignore instructions not to go to the door by my garage (where I cannot see or hear them), cold food, food arriving too late... . I’ve had way too many orders with missing items. Why should I commit to tipping up front for this?
DoorDash needs to put pressure on drivers to check orders before leaving the restaurant! Maybe start deducting the cost of missed items from the driver’s guaranteeed fee? I wish they could also deduct for cold food. If the food arrives really cold(or melted for cold stuff) there’s only a few explanations. The driver arrived at the restaurant too late or accepted too many orders and items got cold during multiple stops. If DoorDash has too many incidents, drop that driver. Maybe let customers request drivers who have good star ratings, or ones that they liked from prior orders-to encourage good service. Lyft and Uber do it, why not food delivery companies?
Really Poor Communication/Instruction Following
I’ve been using door dash for close to two years now and lately, I don’t know what it is, but no one knows how to deliver food lol. The past four times I’ve ordered from them, there’s been a problem. Instructions for the food itself not followed, instructions for the dasher not followed, etc. I’ve had to have food redelivered twice in the past week because of the dasher. The first time, they dropped it off at a neighbors house way down the street, and luckily they called me so I went to grab my food. On the days I order food at work in the morning, I ask that the dasher text me when they get here, as we’re closed when I order food, and the past few times I haven’t had anyone text me which door they left the food at. Today, I straight up didn’t get my food. I texted my dasher and asked where she left my food, and got no response. I checked the front and back doors, and the neighboring businesses, and my food wasn’t there, so I had to have it redelivered again. It’s just really frustrating and I feel like door dash thinks I’m just trying to get free food because I’ve had so many problems lately 😭 And I feel like a jerk even saying this but I tip really well because I know dashers don’t get paid super well and depend on tips, but I’m tired of having to tip close to $10 for someone who isn’t going to follow my instructions or even like... bring me my food lol. I have issues like this every once in a while, but never to this extent.
Good App. Good Service. Good Money Grab.
I find that the app itself is easy enough to use for any of my food orders. However the pricing is a bit high just to have some food delivered. I’m talking about the delivery, and service fees. They offer free delivery on certain orders, from certain restaurants, except the service fee will then be higher. It’s just quite a leap in price from picking something up, to having it delivered through Door-Dash. I get that it’s meant to be convenient. However, something stops being convenient when it becomes quite a bit more expensive. Then they say “we’ll just sign up for our Door Pass” and you’ll get free deliveries, except again, those services fees are tricky. Not to mention, you’re now paying $9.99 a month for something you only use like once or twice a month. It just doesn’t make much sense unless your ordering food delivered several times a week, but even then with the service charges and tips added, you might as well drive the 5 minutes (2miles) and pick it up yourself. These Apps in a way take advantage of elderly people, and sick people who can’t leave their homes due to isolation, quarantine, or the fear of getting sick and who have no family or friends to help them. They have no choice but to spend the extra money to use these apps so they can eat. Which is not great in a time where a majority of people are financially struggling. End review rant.
Great app if you want to waste your money and time :)
On multiple occasions I have had issues with doordash across different states, restaurant, time of order placed, the issue is clearly with doordash and the dashers themselves. I’ve had dashers deliver food to the entirely wrong apartment and swear up and down they delivered it to the right apartment even if the delivery photo clearly shows a different apartment number. I’ve had orders missing food many times, I once had a order from chipotle where I ordered a steak bowl with rice, beans, the works, and they literally gave me lettuce and meat with nothing else with the excuse their doordash system never send the orders to them correctly. I’ve had orders with ‘technical difficulties’ get cancelled an hour after I placed the order and got all the confirmation notifications saying ‘order confirmed by ___’ ‘order being prepped by kitchen’ only for doordash to turn around and claim ‘technical difficulties’ and tell me ‘place another order at a different restaurant’ as if by that time most restaurants had closed. All around a horrible app and a waste of time and money. Customer support is awful and half the time doesn’t even reply back, or will refund you $1 for a missing item that cost $10. Best bet I reccomend uber eats or literally any other app.
Wow! Horrible auto-response ...
I have been using Door Dash from day one. I preferred Door Dash to Uber Eats, but there are constant issues of items missing, drivers leaving my order at other doors, drivers taking hours to deliver and if you order drinks forget about it. I continued to patronize Door Dash regardless of the constant mishaps because at least their customer service reps are extremely polite and helpful. However, I recently ordered a rather large order ($70 as usual) band it was frustrating to receive the order again with no drinks. But when I went to report the missing item I received a most disappointing auto response that stated “Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide compensation on this order due to your account history.” So I guess if you continue to use Door Dash services and pay them for it although they continue to forget your items you paid for eventually you will reach a moment when Door Dash will be okay with taking your money and not delivering your food... just taking your money. The rep Vincent quickly apologized and offered a refund for the missing drink, however the auto response is apparently the type of business Door Dash intends to conduct which is to take your money and provide shady service then refuse to right their mistakes unless you take time out of your day to argue with them about it. No thanks. I’ll be taking my business elsewhere.
By Chaol W
I love the variety of options on this app, but there are so many frustrating things about the app itself. I’m not going to talk about the over priced tips, or how you have to tip before you even receive your order which can’t change if you’re dasher is great or crappy. There isn’t even a comment section to give feedback on the dashers because I know a few have eaten some of my food while delivering it to me. The “your favorites” section of the app is crap because it has restaurants on there that I had once and hated. Not only is there no option to actually add a your favorite, there’s no way to remove them from the section. Every time I go to “your favorites” that place is always the first in line which is also very irritating. If a restaurant is closed on a day you look for it, it shows up as “no result” even though I can go through my previous orders and find it that way. I will say I am appreciative of how responsive the support team is if the restaurant messes up, or the driver hands off the my food to someone else. They are quick with a refund, but they don’t refund your tip even if the driver doesn’t do what he is being paid to do. I would be a much happier customer if the issues surround the “your favorites” section was fixed and the drivers could be held accountable for their mistakes.
Recent update made it impossible to order anything from home anymore
By Tristan the angry man
I've been using door dash with dash pass for a few months, ordering for and with my girlfriend and family, occasionally with them paying. I support the drivers a lot as well, and I would order every day, giving generous tips and additional cash if I had it. But they just added another two factor authorization that doesn't work properly at all, and it ended in me wasting money on dash pass, on my account and my mom's account for literally no reason, and I guarantee it's causing a lot of dashers to lose money. So I called technical support and they sent me a troubleshooting list to start off with, and I followed it step by step, removing the cards, authorizing them one at a time, everything they said to do. Needless to say, their first branch of customer service was nothing short of a heaving pile of garbage. They said to wait snd try again later, so then comes the next day. I tried ordering food, with two cards with the same general info, and SHABAM, nothing happens. Well, not nothing, it repeatedly asks me to "rescan your card" even though it's been done and verified like 12 times and the useless payment from the dash pass on both accounts went through, but not the actual orders? The cards are obviously accepted and they work, so I called them again. They sent me to a slightly higher up in the branch, and she said, she can't do anything about it. So cool, you guy's lost literally 6 customers in one go 👍🏻
Assignment of Dashers
I’m not sure how this works, but I’ve faced this issue innumerable times. So my user journey is - I check out the food/restaurant on doordash -> order food from the resto -> order is placed -> money deducted (all good till here) -> I see an ETA -> And now a dasher is assigned (which I see) -> So the dasher makes it a point to not pay heed to the ETA and bring food anytime after that. I am a human and I crave food when hungry. And that is why app like Doordash exist because of the craving and the ease to answer my craving. And when that is not satisfied, trouble begins and I write a review. So my problem is 1.) How come dashers change mid-way : is it like they bring food and in mid-way ‘Tony (namesake, the dasher who was assigned)’ met ‘Frank(new dasher)’ and they exchanged my food mid way and now Frank comes. 2.) Many times I receive my food cold. Why? If the taxes are not sufficient increase them but bring my food ‘hot’. Please. 3.) The dashers are always assigned to multiple pick-ups and no wonder food turns up cold - kindly make an algorithm so that a dasher pertains to not more than ‘3’ orders else the customer has to eat stone-cold food. 4.) Tips - I earlier used to give them, but once I started receiving stone cold food I stopped and I am afraid what else can I do. I want convenience and thanks to you I am getting that but not at the cost of delayed and cold food. Apologies but I should have voiced this out earlier.
Worst delivery and customer service ever!!Do not use!!
I have been a frequent door dash user and over the last month there customer service and service has been an absolute nightmare! The last 6 orders I've had with them have all been missing main entrees, sides and orders as well as items being made incorrectly even though I specify exactly what I ordered which I understand it's food service but when you haven't ate dinner an you order food you expect to receive the food you ordered and if you do not then I expect either for the order be corrected or a refund but after calling this last time because my order was missing 5things and the rest was made wrong. This order was 40 bucks for taco bell and when I got in touch with customers service they were rude and said that I have reached my limit on refunds. Which makes no since I didnt have to have a refund I just wanted what I paid for and if that's not possible then I wanted a refund for it and they stated they couldn't do wither and that there was no supervisor and no help at all. Deanna was the customer supports name and she was horrible. I refuse to pay for something I did not receive!! That's theft basically this is ridiculous an I will never us this service again!!