Using food delivery apps? Take note of additional charges


Sanila Arjun 

Online food apps often charge an additional amount of Rs 10-30 for every order. In addition to delivery costs, customers are also charged with packing, and GST costs among others. Apparently, a person will have to spend around 10 - 25 per cent extra money on such deliveries. 

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As the number of hotels goes up in cities, so do online food delivery platforms in the state. Although these apps are beneficial in enabling customers to have their favourite food anywhere at any time, we often tend to forget how much we spend on them.

Online food apps often charge an additional amount of Rs 10-30 for every order. In addition to delivery costs, customers are also charged with packing, and GST costs among others. Apparently, a person will have to spend around 10 - 25 per cent extra money on such deliveries.

For instance, if a four-member family had to spend only Rs 1,470 for three chicken biryanis and one vegetable biryani at a restaurant, they would have to pay Rs 1,705.50 for ordering the same online.

However, many people often fail to notice how much money they are spending on such apps. Initially, most of these delivery platforms provide offers and cashback to attract customers. Later on, offers will end while prices continue to rise.

If we don’t spend money carefully, our wallets might be empty when inflation strikes.

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