Uber Eats has launched group ordering and bill splitting features which will solve the cumbersome process of ordering food on behalf of friends and family while also considering food preference. The group ordering and bill splitting feature also have multiple options like; covering the bill for the group, setting out order deadlines, and sending order reminders.
How do the group ordering and bill splitting features work?
To utilize the group ordering and bill splitting features you will have to search for the restaurant you want to order from, hit the three dots in the top-right corner of the page, and then hit group order. Then add group members from your phone’s contacts, each member will review a link from where they can choose and pay for the food that they want. Users can even set a deadline where once the deadline hits, the order will go through regardless of whether everyone’s placed their order.
The concept exists since 2013, where Uber ridesharing customers could split their fares, which allows everyone in the group to pay for their fair share of fares. Uber Eats also gives the option to foot the entire bill while also letting you set spending limits to prevent anyone from ordering the most expensive item on the menu. Leah Seay, communications manager at Uber, said; “For the first time ever on a US delivery app, consumers can create a group order and split the bill.”
Manage your upcoming events
Uber Eats has also added the option to schedule the option prior to an event. For say, if you are planning a sleepover, Uber gives you the option to create group orders up to seven days before the planned event. People can pick their food within a specific window of time.