Service provider Just Eat has been in the hot seat recently as customers noticed there service charge had discreetly been hiked up without warning leaving many feeling cheated.
The service charge which previously stood at 50p has been increased up to £1.99 with no clear indication to customers that the fee is not included in their total bill, especially for those who use Apple and Google Pay. No official announcement was made by the platform operators as they are set to make “tens of millions extra” from the charge.
Service charges on the Just Eat platform will be charged at 5% of each order and capped at £1.99, effecting those who order from restaurants using Just Eat’s own delivery service. Similar fees are set to customers who use other platforms including Uber Eats and Deliveroo who both charge comparable rates for their services.
Martyn James, a consumer rights expert, stated: “Companies like Just Eat work because they make life convenient, but it’s not convenient for consumers to not be told about charge hikes that will cost them considerably more in the long run. People need to know what they’ll pay up front in order to make an informed choice about the best company to use.”
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