The business of delivering food at home is raffled in Spain among several competitors. The main ones, currently, are Just Eat, Deliveroo and Uber Eats . All these companies have a presence in our country but they do not work the same or show the same problems. In this article we would like to review their strengths and weaknesses to conclude with a comparison that will help us to know which one is better for us, or for your employees. In this way, we can decide which company to use to order food at our home.
We have tested all the services for a while in the main cities of Spain and thanks to that we will also contribute our grain of sand to the comparison, we will not only give you technical data but we will show you real experiences of the service.
COMPARISON: JUST EAT VS DELIVEROO VS UBER EATS
Before talking a bit about the service, we would like to tell you a few things about these 3 companies that will help you understand how they work.
Just Eat has been around since 2001 and since then has been a leader in 13 of the 15 countries in which it operates . Without a doubt, it is the rival to beat (at least in Spain) and it has been fierce since it bought La Nevera Roja in 2016, eliminating all its rivals. However, that did not prevent a few from coming out later … Thanks to the purchase of La Nevera Roja (a startup created in Spain) it rose as the rival to beat.
The greatest peculiarity of Just Eat is that it has been in Spain for a long time, being the one that has the most presence in the different towns of our country. It is “strange” the place in Spain that does not allow to buy something through Just Eat and that is its greatest advantage.
Their deliveries usually take 30 to 60 minutes . Having so many establishments this can also cause some to be delayed with shipping … The application works very well and you just have to enter the address to get food in your area. It has many ratings and allows you to get money for sharing its use with your friends. It’s really cool and it sure is known to most of you.
THE BEST OF JUST EAT
- It is the application, by far, that has more businesses attached. Therefore, it is the one that offers the best food offer wherever we go.
- The app and the web work well, with a large number of reviews.
- It allows you to pay in cash, with PayPal and even with a debit / credit card.
THE WORST OF JUST EAT
- Orders in some cities take a long time (more than 30 minutes).
- It only allows to order food.
- In some places the shipping costs can be quite expensive. Although, on the contrary, in others they can be free.
This company has had numerous scandals over the conditions of its workers. He arrived in Spain in 2015 and did it to compete with Just Eat (at that time the only one). It does not have as many restaurants as the previous one, but Deliveroo delivery does not usually exceed 20 minutes and that is all thanks to its large number of riders (who often appear in the press due to their precarious conditions).
It is present mainly in large cities since in some towns there is no trace of it. Another of its advantages is the application and the web that also work very well although it does not have ratings. However, there is a problem which is the shipping costs. There is a minimum of € 2.5 which is increased by 2 euros if it does not reach 15 euros.
THE BEST OF DELIVEROO
- Delivery is usually quick, generally less than 20 minutes.
- The application works very well.
- You can order anything, paying the 2.5 € that shipping costs.
THE WORST OF DELIVEROO
- You can only pay by card.
- The list of stores that are available on Deliveroo is much smaller.
- It does not allow us to consult evaluations in the application. Yes we can see the general assessment, but not the comments although it seems that they are working to improve this.
Uber Eats is one way to take advantage of the Uber network. It has only been in some cities in Spain for a short time and they know that making it profitable will be very difficult. That is why Uber Eats is prepared to suffer losses for a while to try to eliminate some rivals.
Ubear Eats is the company that has been in Spain the least time and in fact in many cities it is still not present . We cannot deny that Uber’s problems in Spain have also had something to do with it and this service was born, in part, to be able to reach countries where Uber was not capable of having a presence in any other way. At present it is strongly promoting its use in Spain and sends you a large number of discounts by mail if you sign up for the service trying to buy. In recent months he has sent € 10 coupons to the mail in an almost spammy way …
One of the best things about Uber Eats is its app. It has great maps and high quality information. It is, without a doubt, the best in this regard. In addition, it allows you to send tips through the application itself. Another of its advantages is that it allows you to pay by card or in cash. And, the best thing is that your Uber account can be used to place orders.
BEST OF UBER EATS
- The application is of great quality.
- You can see the tracking of the person who brings you the food and know who it is.
- The selection of stores is very good and the deliveries are quite fast.
THE WORST OF UBER EATS
- It is not present in many cities.
- Sometimes you have to pay an extra fee during peak hours.
- Many locations are not on Uber Eats.
WHICH OF THE 3 OPTIONS IS THE BEST?
Saying which is the best of the 3 options is very complicated. Ideally, you will analyze the number of businesses that each one has available in your area.
One of the great disadvantages of Just Eat compared to Deliveroo or Uber Eats is that it does not usually offer shipments from franchises such as McDonalds, due to the internal workings of the application. On the contrary, it is usually present in many more cities than Deliveroo or Uber Eats, a compelling reason to consider using Just Eat in many cases …
Deliveroo and Uber Eats are also faster with orders but if they are not available in your area, you will hardly be able to value using this service. If, on the other hand, you live in a big city, we recommend that you use all 3 and order values as it suits you. Taking advantage of the discounts of all of them you can eat quite cheaply often.