Delivery apps have gained popularity in recent weeks with the voluntary quarantine in pandemic combat of the new coronavirus. The delivery service for food, supermarket products and pharmacy remedies can be an alternative to shopping without leaving home. To receive the order, the customer must take some health measures, such as washing hands and cleaning the packages after delivery.
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In this sense, companies have been working on prevention and security actions, such as the option of "contactless delivery" or "delivery at the door", which avoids the interaction between the delivery man and the customer to reduce the transmission of Covid-19. The following list contains five applications that allow you to perform delivery without physical contact. All services are available for Android and iPhone (iOS) phones.
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Rappi: how to use the option for contactless delivery Photo: Clara Fabro / dnetc
Rappi was one of the first companies to offer the "contactless delivery" service offering the option of "Delivering at the reception / reception" or "Delivering at the door of my apartment / home". In both options there is no direct contact with the delivery person. The first is valid mainly for residents of buildings, where products are left at the reception.
In the second option, the purchase is left at the door by the delivery person and there is also no direct contact between the recipient and the product delivery person. In addition, it is also possible to communicate with the delivery person through the application itself, if you wish to receive information or complement something related to receiving delivery.
"Receiving without physical contact" at iFood is an option to reduce the contagion of Covid-19 Photo: Marvin Costa / dnetc
After placing your order on iFood, before finalizing your purchase, you can choose between the "Receive on hands" or "Receive without physical contact" options. If you choose to "receive without physical contact", payments must be made by means of a credit or debit card within the app itself, thus avoiding contact with the product delivery person and, consequently, reducing the risk of transmission from Covid- 19 in this quarantine period.
Uber Eats embarks on "contactless deliveries" as a preventive measure in the transmission of the corona virus Photo: Marvin Costa / dnetc
Uber Eats has taken a series of preventive measures in order to prevent the contagion of the coronavirus among its deliverers and customers, which includes "contactless deliveries". In addition to working on actions to reduce the economic risks of small and medium-sized restaurants with the outbreak of the disease, offering free delivery to these establishments as a way to keep them up and running.
To select the option "Leave at the door", it is necessary to proceed with the order until the confirmation page, where the option "Find on the sidewalk" can also be selected. In addition, it is also possible to direct messages to the delivery person with requests about the delivery method.
James Delivery also allows "contactless delivery" Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / dnetc
The James Delivery app is a little reminiscent of Rappi, as it delivers not only food, but also pharmacy and supermarket items, for example. As it is a delivery with other product delivery options, delivery personnel can have greater contact with other people from other establishments and, therefore, care must be taken with regard to preventive actions. In this sense, the app also embarked on "contactless deliveries", and to select this specific type of delivery it is necessary to contact the delivery person, after finalizing the order, and request the service by message in the chat.
Domino's Pizza's app also offers the option of "contactless delivery" Photo: Clara Fabro / dnetc
Domino's Pizza's delivery service has a pre-application with the option of "contactless delivery". When finalizing the order, you can choose the option. The deliveryman will leave your pizza on the hotbag, and walk away from you about two meters for you to pick up your order.
Cash payments will also be made like this: when picking up the pizza, place the money on the hotbag and move away from the delivery man. He collects the money and leaves the change, if any, in the same place and moves away so that it can be withdrawn. Card payment options must be performed by the application.