DoorDash is a third-party delivery service that allows customers to place orders from their favorite restaurants and have those meals delivered directly to them. The company offers several different services, but one of the most innovative is its no rush delivery option.
With this feature, you can order your food and have it delivered without a time constraint; as long as you give DoorDash at least an hour’s notice in advance. And while this may seem like a strange perk, there are plenty of reasons why customers might want to use it. In this article, we’ll explore what no rush delivery is and how it works on DoorDash.
What is DoorDash’s no rush delivery?
No rush delivery is exactly what it sounds like: a delivery service that does not put a time limit on when your food arrives. Normally, when you order food on DoorDash, the app will both find you a driver and a time when your meal will arrive. This is helpful for many reasons, but there are times when you may not want to be constrained by a time limit. When you order food with no rush delivery, the amount of time it takes for your food to show up at your door is completely up to the restaurant. DoorDash will let them know your order is urgent, but it will not tell them when you need the food by.
How does no-rush delivery on DoorDash work?
As with all other deliveries on DoorDash, you can use the app to order your food with no rush. When you place an order, you just click the “no rush” option. This will make the app note that your food is urgent, but you will not select a time when it must be delivered.
When you use this feature, the app will take you to a special screen where you can make special notes for your driver, like where you want your food placed or if you have any special requests or allergies. When you order with no rush, your driver will likely still call you to let you know that they are on the way. This is standard practice for DoorDash drivers in any situation. Even though your food does not have to be there by any specific time, your driver will still want to call and let you know they are en route.
When you should use no rush delivery
There are certain times when no rush delivery is a great option to have.
- If you need to feed a large group of people, it’s helpful to be able to order enough food to feed everyone at the same time.
- If you want to order a variety of different meals, you’ll likely want to make sure they all arrive at the same time so your group can eat together.
- If one of your guests is allergic to something in one of the dishes, you’ll likely want to make sure all the food is delivered at the same time so no one is left out.
- If you’re expecting a guest and they are on a strict meal schedule, ordering everything at once may be helpful.
- If you know your guest’s meal schedule, you can order their meal with no rush so it arrives right as they’re ready to eat.
Why you should not use no rush delivery
There are few times when ordering with no rush is actually a good idea. The obvious reason to do this is if you really don’t want your food delivered on time. This option is best used when you don’t care when your food arrives, but you still want someone to bring it to you. If you use this option because you have other things going on, you may have a problem with being impolite to your driver.
DoorDash drivers are just people trying to make a living and bring you your food, so you should treat them as such.
You may think you’re being nice by not expecting your food to be delivered by a certain time, but it will likely inconvenience your driver. Your driver may have other orders to go to, but they will probably wait around for your food because you don’t care about a time commitment.
Final words: Is no-rush delivery worth it?
No rush delivery is a very useful feature that can help you in several situations. If you have a large group of people you want to feed, ordering all of the food at once with no rush can be helpful. If you’re expecting a guest and they have a strict meal schedule, you can order their meal with no rush so they can eat at the right time. If you use this feature because you don’t care when your food arrives, you may be impolite to your driver. You can still order with no rush, but be respectful of your driver. If you’re in a rush and don’t care when your food arrives, you should probably use another service.