Uber Eats is introducing a new policy requiring a minimum spend for grocery deliveries. Orders under $10 will incur a $2.99 fee. This additional charge will be added to existing delivery and service fees, which starts next week.
However, this does not apply to takeaway orders from cafes and restaurants. The charge is specifically for items from supermarkets, liquor stores, and convenience stores. Uber Eats believes this change won’t significantly impact users, as most already spend over $10.
The company views this as a step towards greater efficiency. Since 2021, Australians have used Uber Eats for grocery deliveries, initially with Woolworths and more recently, Coles.