While you’re ordering supply, you would possibly toggle between apps like Postmates, Uber Eats and others to determine which has your favourite native eating places. Then you definately would possibly evaluate which service has the bottom supply payment or has particular offers to provide the lowest total value.
Two apps can put an finish to that cycle. FoodBoss (for Android and iOS) and MealMe (for iOS) allow you to evaluate the totally different supply time estimates and prices from a number of providers facet by facet, with out consistently switching between the totally different platforms.
This is what to find out about these two apps.
FoodBoss (together with its browser model) launched in 2017, and it aggregates third-party supply providers like UberEats, Postmates, EatStreet and Supply.com into one place. It is obtainable in additional than 80 metro areas throughout the US, together with Atlanta, Chicago and New York Metropolis.
While you go to the net model of FoodBoss, sort in your tackle, and you may see an inventory of eating places and the supply providers they work with, together with estimated complete charges (together with supply charges, surge pricing, service charges and taxes), and supply time estimates. From there, you possibly can filter outcomes based mostly on delicacies sort, quickest supply time or least costly complete charges.
MealMe launched in March 2021. It compares costs throughout supply providers like DoorDash, GrubHub, UberEats, Postmates, Caviar, Waitr, Supply.com and Eatstreet. It is solely obtainable on iOS, however the firm plans to roll it out on Android and the net later, in response to co-founder Matt Bouchner. MealMe is out there in cities throughout the US.
MealMe’s app operates considerably in another way than FoodBoss. You will create an account, and the app will discover eating places close to you, or allow you to seek for the one you need. While you faucet on one, you may see which third-party supply providers work with that restaurant, and which is inexpensive. While you faucet on the choice you need (say, UberEats) it is going to take you on to that app. The app compares costs based mostly on menu value inflation, supply charges, service charges and surge charges, and easily tells you which ones supply app would be the most cost-effective for you — however would not embody estimated supply time or supply estimated charges.
Which app must you use?
Each FoodBoss and MealMe have partnerships with supply providers, so clients do not get charged something additional for utilizing the apps — they’re purely aggregators, the founders of every stated. Deciding which one you utilize is dependent upon your scenario, together with the place you reside and what gadget you utilize.
FoodBoss operates in fewer cities and has fewer supply providers to match, however offers you extra data when it comes to charges and supply time estimates. It is also obtainable on extra platforms.
MealMe contains all the main meals supply service apps, and is out there in additional cities, and likewise offers you much less data earlier than sending you to the supply app. However it’s only on iOS for the time being.