In-app group orders are becoming a popular feature of food delivery apps. For example, Uber Eats launched a group ordering feature late last year, which followed the test of a similar service—'Uber Eats Pool'—that "allowed multiple orders from the same restaurants to be delivered to [...] users who live in the same general vicinity." The in-app group orders, however, are a little bit different. Users can press the 'Start Group Order' button for both delivery and pick-up. Individuals can then share their group order link with others.
The in-app group orders feature comes at no cost to participating eateries and is available for the vast majority of restaurants that offer their menu items through the Uber Eats platform. During COVID-19, the demand for more streamlined ordering experience is, of course, soaring.
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