Everyone likes food, and ordering food has become easier and easier with the advent of the internet and now food ordering applications. The most famous of these is iFood, and we have created a complete guide on how iFood works, for those who don't know it very well.
If you want to know more about ordering or even want to register your restaurant or deliver food, keep reading our article to see all the details!
1. How does iFood work?
IFood is one of the largest food ordering and delivery platforms through your smartphone, without having to make phone calls. Using the app (or the website, in the best browsers), you can check out all the registered restaurants that deliver where you are, all the items they offer and the prices.
Then just complete the order, having selected everything you want, you will soon receive what you asked for at your doorstep.
Another application from the same company, iFood for Couriers, allows users to register to deliver food with their bike or motorcycle. To do this, simply register, sending photo of the documents, and wait for validation. With this you can do a standalone job by choosing when to deliver.
2. How iFood for Restaurants Works
An essential thing to know for restaurant owners is the functionality of this platform for them, with information like fees and more. Here, we will detail everything you need to know.
First of all, you need to know how iFood works on values and rates so you can consider if it's worth it to you.
The basic plan, iFood Basic, costs $ 100 a month, after three free months, plus a 12% commission on the total order amount. However, for you to enjoy it, you need to have your own courier service.
Already the advanced plan, iFood Delivery, has the cost of $ 130.00 monthly, after the same three months free, plus a 25% charge for three months and 27% thereafter on each order received. As the name implies, this plan offers deliverers, so you don't need a service of your own.
Now, see how iFood works to register your establishment. Follow the link to the affiliation page, where you will need to enter information such as the restaurant name, your name, CNPJ, telephone and email, in addition to the complete menu registration.
When everything is full, click"Submit"to be redirected to a screen detailing the plan for you. If you agree, just click“Continue with this plan” so your order goes to review. Now just wait for the contact of the iFood team.
3. How to use iFood for Deliverers
If you have a motorcycle or a bike and want to make some extra gains, check out how this platform works for you, with details on how to register and more.
A great benefit of iFood for its deliverers is a completely free insurance that covers all trips, the entire time you are working on the app, as well as covering your journey home. This insurance is up to R $ 15,000 for accidents and up to R $ 100,000 for permanent disability or death.
Now, let's look at how iFood works when it comes to registering your deliverers. In order for you to be able to deliver on this platform, you must have a motorcycle or bicycle as well as a bank account.
The first step to sign up is to download the iFood Delivery app, available exclusively for Android from the Play Store, with no iOS version. Then enter all the necessary basic data, such as social security number, name, phone and email, check the box below and then click “Register”.
You will now receive on your smartphone a text message with a 6 digit code, which you will have to type in the app for automatic validation. click in"Continue".
At this point you will need to create your password. Remember to create a secure password that you will remember, or use one of the best password managers. Click on the red button again."Continue".
On the next screen, you have to choose how you want to deliver via Cloud mode, Restaurant Fixed or both – read more about them via the link. Using the Cloud, you will receive orders placed for any restaurant in the area, while with Fixed only by an establishment of your choice.
Choose the region where you want to deliver, with state and city, can also search. Then select your delivery mode. If you are a motorcycle, enter CNH information. In this same screen, enter the bank information to receive the payments.
Send your photo and the required documents as requested and then just wait for the registration review! If you prefer, iFood has also provided a guide video for you to understand how iFood works for shippers.
4. How to use iFood as a consumer
We've come to the final part to learn how iFood works, how to place orders, and how to register as a consumer. This is also the easiest part. To get started, when you open the app, it will ask you to access your location, which you can choose to skip.
On the next screen you can choose how you want to sign up, whether you want with your Google account, your Facebook, your mobile number or your email. You can also just follow as a guest. In this screen, you need to enter the shipping address (or use the current location).
Now that you have selected the address, let's show how it works to place orders on iFood. In the screen that appears, you can choose from the restaurants or search for specific types of dishes. Then you can select what you want from the menu.
Add to cart and next screen you will need to login to the platform. After that, choose the desired form of payment, can be card by the app or on the card or money. Let's hope your food will arrive soon!
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