Last week, I was approached by SkipTheDishes to try out their delivery service. Now, I’d already heard about them, but never tried them. I figured, what’s the difference between them and the way I already order takeout? Well, it turns out, there’s quite a difference. In fact, SkipTheDishes opens the door to a much wider range of cuisine. I can order food from anybody on their list, from as far away from me, as I wish. Yes, I have to pay a delivery fee that represents the distance, but I have a choice.
What’s different in their delivery service, is the amount of restaurants I have to choose from. Truthfully, I never got through the whole list. You can search their site for American, BBQ, Donair, European, Family, Hot Dogs, Mexican and anything else you can think of. It will bring up a list of restaurants available to you for delivery.
Once you’ve made your choice, click on the restaurant and choose your meal. It will ask you if you need cutlery or not. Place your order and go to checkout. You’ll receive a confirmation with who’s looking after your order, and who’s delivering it. Once you click, I understand, you’ll have a screen where you can check the details of your order, track your order or follow along on a map. It’s kinda cool, actually.
Under tracking, I can see what my courier is doing. Is he on his way to pick up my order, or is he delivering another order? With the GPS mode, I can watch along with where my courier is, right down to the street he’s on. I can also see just how long before I can expect my order to arrive. This way, you know just when to round up the troops for dinner.
SkipTheDishes is definately a unique courier service. More food choices, the capability to track your food, no fees and the Food Courier receives 100% of the delivery charge and tip provided. My delivery cost was $5.99 which I thought was very reasonable. Plus, I didn’t have to go and get it.
However, what if you have a problem? I did! The restaurant missed an item in my order, did not provide cutlery, the food was cold and my sliders had no bbq sauce. What a mess! Remember, this was the restaurant. SkipTheDishes did their part, but what do you do? Contact SkipTheDishes. They will make it right by contacting the restaurant and you will receive,
1) A redelivery of any missing items or the entire meal if necessary, or
2) Compensation at the discretion of the restaurant
I tried the restaurant. Unfortunately, they were not helpful in the least. In fact, it was awful. I reached out through social media to management and got the owner. She assured me, that should not of happened and that they should of accepted responsibility. However, to avoid any stress on your part, let SkipTheDishes do what they are meant to do. Keep it easy for you. It will get corrected. To begin with, order from restaurants you know and trust. Branch out once you’ve had the real SkipTheDishes treatment.
Are you ready to give this a try? Great! I have a $50 GC to giveaway. If you are in Canada or the US, live in a city that has SkipTheDishes, then you can enter. Check out the list of cities HERE. Scroll down to find your city. If you’d like to try SkipTheDishes before the end of the giveaway, use voucher code BLOG108378 for 10% off!