POLL: Do you use insulated bags for UE deliveries???

Which bag(s) do you use for deliveries?

  • Insulated bag(s) only

    Votes: 12 23.1%
  • Insulated Pizza bag only

    Votes: 2 3.8%
  • Both Insulated Bag(s) & Pizza bag

    Votes: 24 46.2%
  • None

    Votes: 11 21.2%
  • Other

    Votes: 3 5.8%

  • Total voters
    52

Kewlkat

Member
Ok. Do you use insulated bags for UE deliveries? (honest answers for poll plz)

I ask this because we are ALL affected one way or another, by previous deliveries...albeit, our own or other drivers. I can't recall how many times I've seen other drivers (UE, DD, GH, PM, etc) pick up food and not have an insulated bag.

Hot or cold food delivered influences our tips! If we can try to get everyone on board, then hopefully our "expected tip" will be great and consistent. IMO
 

Kewlkat

Member
Don’t assume other drivers don’t have bags just because they are empty handed in the restaurant. I have 3 different sizes that I keep in the car and figure out which one to use once in the car and depending on the packaging.
Understand. I should have clarified.... I've seen many drivers pickup orders and go to their vehicle, then drive off without placing food in a bag. Yes, I have seen some drivers place food in bag(s) when they get to their vehicle as well. True, they may have the a/c or heater running. But, best practice to have insulated bag(s)/Pizza bag. Also, restaurants may give a negative rating if they don't see a driver with a bag. There has been so many times that I've gotten compliments from restaurants... they're surprised that I have bags.
 
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Driving With A Purpose

Well-Known Member
I use both types of bags, more to impress the restaurant than the customer as I've heard about restaurants giving thumbs down to drivers without bags. Another thing is that a driver with a bag will often get noticed in a restaurant faster than one without a bag.

I won't always use a bag to deliver to a customer. For instance, if it is daytime and plenty hot outside, I'm not worried about hot food going cold on a short drive.

What is even more important to me is having a way to wedge the food in place so it won't tip over and make a mess. So I have several different items I keep in my car on the front floor on the passenger side. A small Igloo ice chest is one thing along with some blankets to keep things from moving around as I turn corners or have to jam on the brakes. I don't like the thought of putting the food in the seat as it could go flying forward if I have to stop abruptly.
 

DallasMike

Active Member
I have done about 400 deliveries - all without any bags. I have a 99% thumbs up rating. However, I do get tips on roughly 95% of orders. I am fairly certain that the one thumbs down was due to not having a bag (also no tip). I started out not buying bags as I had zero idea if I needed one or what to even buy, let alone if I wanted to do delivery at all. Once I figured out I wanted to do, nobody was asking about a bag so all I did was make sure I had a basket to make sure stuff didn’t spill. With all that, I just last week decided to buy three types of Insulated bags so I can do this the right way. Two oversized bags for multiple orders since those seem to be popular now and an oversized pizza bag. Also bought a portable drink carrier. All cost In total about $60. While I have top scores and almost always get tips, I do think these will either stay up or at least the same with the bags helping as we start to move into the winter months.
 

Planet Express Driver

Well-Known Member
I have done about 400 deliveries - all without any bags. I have a 99% thumbs up rating. However, I do get tips on roughly 95% of orders. I am fairly certain that the one thumbs down was due to not having a bag (also no tip). I started out not buying bags as I had zero idea if I needed one or what to even buy, let alone if I wanted to do delivery at all. Once I figured out I wanted to do, nobody was asking about a bag so all I did was make sure I had a basket to make sure stuff didn’t spill. With all that, I just last week decided to buy three types of Insulated bags so I can do this the right way. Two oversized bags for multiple orders since those seem to be popular now and an oversized pizza bag. Also bought a portable drink carrier. All cost In total about $60. While I have top scores and almost always get tips, I do think these will either stay up or at least the same with the bags helping as we start to move into the winter months.
I'm glad you finally wised up and got some bags but from a customer perspective, its infuriating when I get food cold, it's obvious when it's due to not being picked up promptly and when it's due to a lazy driver. Again glad you got bags cause they do make a serious difference. Your customers will appreciate it
 

Teksaz

Well-Known Member
No matter the platform, I always use either my DD or GH bags especially right now with the Covid. It's just more sanitary in my eyes and the customers really appreciate the extra effort. I've had customers say, wow you're one of the few that use a bag, thank you. It's hard to say if it makes a difference with tips since some platforms tip before and some after but I feel better using bags.
 

Cvillegordo

Well-Known Member
I feel like a dweeb standing in a restaurant with my little red Doordash bag (I don't have a UE bag) tucked under my arm, so mine stays in the car. Although I may not do anymore deliveries, they suck.
 

DJJoeyZ

Well-Known Member
I picked up a pizza order that must of been waiting for a while because as soon as I picked up the box it was not even the slightest bit warm and I knew I was facing an uphill battle on getting a good tip.

Many restaurants don’t even try to keep their food warm while it’s waiting for pickup and in the end it makes the driver look like it’s his/her fault.
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I feel like a dweeb standing in a restaurant with my little red Doordash bag (I don't have a UE bag) tucked under my arm, so mine stays in the car. Although I may not do anymore deliveries, they suck.
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Kewlkat

Member
I use both types of bags, more to impress the restaurant than the customer as I've heard about restaurants giving thumbs down to drivers without bags. Another thing is that a driver with a bag will often get noticed in a restaurant faster than one without a bag.

I won't always use a bag to deliver to a customer. For instance, if it is daytime and plenty hot outside, I'm not worried about hot food going cold on a short drive.

What is even more important to me is having a way to wedge the food in place so it won't tip over and make a mess. So I have several different items I keep in my car on the front floor on the passenger side. A small Igloo ice chest is one thing along with some blankets to keep things from moving around as I turn corners or have to jam on the brakes. I don't like the thought of putting the food in the seat as it could go flying forward if I have to stop abruptly.
True that. I want restaurants to see me with my bag(s). While they can see your pic on their lcd screen, you stand out vs being a customer.
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No matter the platform, I always use either my DD or GH bags especially right now with the Covid. It's just more sanitary in my eyes and the customers really appreciate the extra effort. I've had customers say, wow you're one of the few that use a bag, thank you. It's hard to say if it makes a difference with tips since some platforms tip before and some after but I feel better using bags.
Great point. That has been my thinking also. Bags, masks, even disposable gloves on my end . Also, having food in an additional "bag" helps quell any concerns, if any, regarding food tampering.
 
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Kewlkat

Member
For those in Northern states a bag is essential in the winter or your delivering cold food.
Yes, everywhere actually. Depends on weather and season.
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As a customer, I do not care for short rides in this heat. It will matter again to me in colder weather.
Idk...but they sure help with those Mcflurries, shakes, or ice cream orders.
 

guano

Active Member
Ok. Do you use insulated bags for UE deliveries? (honest answers for poll plz)

I ask this because we are ALL affected one way or another, by previous deliveries...albeit, our own or other drivers. I can't recall how many times I've seen other drivers (UE, DD, GH, PM, etc) pick up food and not have an insulated bag.

Hot or cold food delivered influences our tips! If we can try to get everyone on board, then hopefully our "expected tip" will be great and consistent. IMO
waste of money and time... i got very good tips without any of that (6K rides)
 
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