We have reviewed a food delivery chain, DoorDash, in our past articles. However, there is much more to explore about the service. You might have gone through a service of DoorDash, DashPass, which sounds exciting for the people who regularly get the food delivered from restaurants around. This article will be talking about DashPass specifically and whether it is worth spending your money on.
DoorDash is an American food delivery service provider that has expanded in North America(the USA and Canada) and Australia. The prompt services of DoorDash for locating the restaurants and ordering food is indeed a lovable one. However, the delivery charges can sum up to become a big number if you are a person who loves to order food from outside every other day.
Therefore, the company has its own subscription service that lets you save a lot of dollars spent on delivery charges by charging you a monthly fee –that is very minimal. If you’re at the stage where you’re unsure if the DashPass, a subscription service of DoorDash, will deliver the value as per your expectations, you’re just at the right place. We will look into the pros, cons, working, and who should subscribe to DashPass service in the USA, Canada, or Australia.
What Is DashPass?
As talked briefly, DashPass is the subscription service of DoorDash, a food delivery service provider. Let’s dig a little deeper into this pass that opens doors for you to order from your favorite restaurants by paying no delivery fee.
As advertised by DoorDash,
DashPass is a subscription service of DoorDash available in Canada and the USA. The subscribers of the DashPass can enjoy unlimited free deliveries from the eligible restaurants over orders of $12 for a monthly fee of $9.99. Besides, the subscribers can also enjoy free deliveries on grocery orders of $25 or more.
DashPass and DoorDash
Let’s discuss how DoorDash evolved and decided to launch this subscription service for their customers.
The idea of DoorDash was incepted by students of Stanford University in 2012. Tony Xu, Stanley Tang, Andy Fang, and Evan Moore are the names behind today’s successful food delivery service. The company was founded in Palo Alto, California, and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
If we talk a little about the numbers, the company holds a 56% market share in the USA, making it America’s largest food delivery company. The company also holds a 60% market share in convenience delivery services. In January of 2013, PaloAltoDelivery.com was launched by the company. By December of 2018, DoorDash had surpassed Uber Eats and grabbed the second position in total food delivery sales of the USA.
When Was DashPass Launched?
DashPass service was launched on the 8th of August, 2018. After the launch of DoorDash in 2013, the food delivery service became more popular than the food delivery services like Grubhub, Uber Eats, Postmates, etc.
DashPass’s launch was great news for the regular food delivery app orderers. There are no promises or commitments of staying subscribed to the service. You can cancel the subscription at any time. The minimal fee of the DashPass makes it exciting as you can cover the cost of the subscription in just a few meals- you understand the worth if you make several orders in a week or month.
How Does DashPass Work?
We can define DahPass as your pass to get services of DoorDash at a discounted price. Many people have already heard about the subscription but are not sure how does it work. So here is our take on the working of DashPass for customers.
If you’re a customer who frequently orders food through DoorDash, you can purchase a DoorPass through the mobile application or website. The best feature about the subscription is that you can get a one-month free trial before you actually start paying for the monthly subscription.
Whenever you place an order after purchasing a DashPass, make sure to order from eligible restaurants to enjoy discounts and promotions. Your discount is automatically applied to your orders if you order from specific restaurants.
Every restaurant listed on the DoorDash platform is not eligible when you have subscribed for monthly DashPass. You can make sure that you’re ordering from the eligible restaurants by confirming Green Checkmark against the restaurant’s name on the app or website.
You can get the instructions on how to enjoy free deliveries from the website. However, we care about you and don’t want to go back and forth. Therefore, here are instructions for the customers who want to order food via their DashPass.
If you’re accessing the DoorDash application through your android or Apple device, here are the instructions:
- Log on to the app and tap the account icon on the top left of the home screen.
- Tap ‘Get $0 delivery fees with DashPass’.
- You will be directed to a page with ‘Terms and Conditions’ and ‘Benefits’ of DashPass and a CTA ‘Get DashPass.’
- The monthly charges will be billed to the credit card you will enter there. Although, you can change the credit card anytime.
- Tap on ‘Get DashPass’ and signup for the subscription service. Afterward, you will receive the confirmation message.
However, if you’re someone accessing the website version of the DoorDash, follow the same process except the start.
- Log into your DoorDash account via the website, and you will find the account icon on the top right corner.
- Select ‘Get Free Deliveries,’ and the remaining process will be the same as for the application version.
Can You Get DashPass For $0?
The short answer to this question is Yes.
The explanation is rather long. There are many ways to enjoy the free subscription of DashPass. Besides the 30-days free trial for all subscribers, there are some offers exclusively for members of Chase and MasterCard.
DashPass Through World or World Elite MasterCard
The company has recently partnered with MasterCard to extend its premium services for free to the users of MasterCard. The World MasterCard and WorldElite MasterCard holders can enjoy a free three-month subscription to DashPass.
DashPass Through Chase
The company has partnered with Chase to provide the DashPass for free to Chase members. If you signup for Freedom, Slate, or Sapphire branded credit card, you would get a free DashPass. The holders of Chase Sapphire Preferred membership can have the DashPass subscription for up to 1 year. However, the offer can be extended to 24 months too. Freedom users of Chase get a three-month subscription to DoorDash.
Who Should Subscribe To DashPass?
Now the question arises the subscription of DashPass worthy for every customer. The answer is that it matters.
As we have discussed earlier that if you’re someone who orders food from local restaurants 3 times a week, the subscription is indeed a great deal. However, for someone who is ordering food once in a blue moon, it is more feasible to pay one-time delivery charges instead of paying a $9.99 fee every month.
If we summarize the DashPass, the value you will get by subscribing to DoorDash are as follow:
- Get free food delivery over orders of $12 from eligible restaurants
- Exclusive offers, promotions, and coupons for members
- Service fee is also reduced as compared to other customers
- You can redeem the benefits of DoorDash and sister-site Caviar
- 24/7 prioritized customer service
There are certain downsides of everything, so is the DashPass. We have reviewed the feedback of several customers to identify the following limitations:
- Although the subscription allows you to get free delivery from eligible restaurants, the order must be above 12$. The downside is that not all restaurants offer free delivery, and there is a minimum requirement for free service.
- The service charges and dasher tip is not excluded from the bill despite the DashPass subscription. It can make the food costly.
- You must have a valid payment method to enjoy the 30-days free trial period offered by the company.
Is DashPass Worth It To Spend Money For?
Is the DashPass worth it to spend money?
The answer is YES!
But, THIS YES IS CONDITIONAL.
The YES implies that you must be okay to pay the service charges and dasher’s tip, you’re a frequent food orderer, your favorite restaurants are on the list of eligible restaurants, and you have a valid payment method. Anyone who loves to order food at the doorstep very often is going to love this subscription service. Another thing to consider when subscribing is that the service is available in the city you’re residing in.