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Uber Eats Suspends Delivery Fees for Independent Restaurants

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In response to COVID-19, Uber Eats is suspending delivery fees for over 100,000 independent restaurants to encourage people to support local businesses.

The intent of this decision is to drive business to those without the corporate support the larger chains have and, as a result, have been hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak.

It’s not just the delivery fees, either. Uber has also created dedicated marketing campaigns for small businesses that will be sent out via email and within the app. Plus, business owners can now cash out daily instead of weekly via Uber Eats and access their profits sooner.

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We’re committed to supporting our community and helping to keep you safe in the cities we serve: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✔️ $0 Delivery Fee for independent restaurants in the US & Canada ✔️ You can request food be left at your doorstep ✔️ We’re committing meals to healthcare workers & first responders around the globe ✔️ We support delivery people and drivers with financial assistance in the event of a COVID-19 diagnosis or exposure, preventing them from working ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are working closely with our restaurant partners, government agencies, first responders, and communities around the world to help keep people safe and fed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’re in this together. Let’s support our community. Let’s eat local. _⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tap the link in our bio for more on the steps we’re taking in your community.

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In addition to waiving the delivery fees, Uber Eats is also focusing on helping its customers more during the pandemic.

When you order delivery, you can request a no-contact drop-off—a practice that helps protect both you and the driver. For those who are still working (heroes, all), Uber is supplying sanitization tools and offering financial assistance to delivery people and drivers who are exposed to, or diagnosed with, COVID-19.

So, grab your phone, download Uber Eats, and help support local businesses while you socially distance.

[Via TechCrunch]

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