Ordering food has become easier and easier, with the internet and now with delivery applications. The most famous of these is what we will cover in this guide where we explain what iFood means. Don't forget to check out the best alternatives for when iFood is down.
If you don't know this, keep reading this article and we will undoubtedly answer all your questions about the platform.
1. What and what iFood means
IFood is a food delivery platform founded in May 2011 as a startup. In 2014 it was acquired by Movile and since then it has been expanding more and more, both within Brazil and by Latin America, with presence in Mexico, Colombia and Argentina.
It has come about revolutionizing how food delivery services work, greatly simplifying for restaurants and customers. It is the largest service of its kind and is available in most Brazilian states and cities.
2. How to use iFood as a consumer
Now that you know what iFood means, here's what you need to use this app to get food at your doorstep. Here we will detail everything you need to know to register and to place your first order.
First of all, download the Android or iOS app. Now that you have installed the app, open it; You will come across a message requesting access to your location, which you can easily decline if you wish to ensure your privacy.
The next sign-up screen has several options: you can register with your Google account, your Facebook, your mobile number or even your email. If you would rather go to see restaurants and menus without registering and understand what iFood means, just click follow as a guest.
Now you will need to enter your shipping address or use your location via GPS, which is the most practical option. After that, you will see a restaurant selection screen, with various filter options, promotions and recommended places, and you can answer three questions to filter what you like.
Select the filters you want and choose the restaurant you want by clicking on it or using the search bar to refine the results. When choosing, you will go to the menu screen, where you can see all the options offered, choose what you want to order and add to cart.
After that, you need to register on the platform in order to place the order. As stated earlier, connect your Google account or your Facebook. You can also sign up by email or mobile number. Then choose the best payment method for you.
So, you should have a better understanding of what iFood means and now you can also place orders and receive food more easily.
3. What iFood means – How to be a delivery boy
If you have a bike or motorcycle and want to make some extra income, being an iFood delivery can be a great idea. We will detail here everything you need to have to be able to do this service.
One of the biggest strengths of working by delivering iFood the completely free insurance offered to all its partners. It covers all travels as long as you are working on the platform. It also covers your commute home. The amount reaches R $ 100,000.00 for cases of permanent disability or death.
To understand what it means to work with iFood, it is almost essential to experience it. Therefore, we will show you all the steps you need to be able to do this job, from registration to approval.
To get started, download the iFood Deliverers app, which does not have an iOS version, and is only available for Android devices through the Play Store.
Once you have the application installed, enter all required basic data, including the Social Security Number, name, phone number, and Email. Now check the box below and click?Register?.
You will receive on your smartphone an SMS containing a 6 digit code. Enter it in the app and be validated and can follow. Now have to create your password. Remember that a good password is a password you can remember – or use a password manager to store them all for you. click in"Continue".
After that, you have to choose how you want to make your deliveries, whether by Cloud mode, Fixed mode in restaurants or even want to be able to use both. By Cloud, orders from all restaurants in the area are up to you, while by Fixed orders from only one establishment arrive at the delivery.
Now all that remains is to select the region you want to work on, including state or city, and select which vehicle you want to use for deliveries. If it is motorcycle, enter all required CNH data. Enter also all your bank information.
Finally, submit photos of your documents as requested and wait for the review result to approve or reject you. And if you prefer, iFood has a guide video showing what it means to sign up for iFood as a delivery.
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