This Food Delivery Driver Has Given Us A Tip On How To Get Your Food Quicker

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Food deliveries were a saviour during Lockdown. And before it. And they’re still our favourite way to ‘make’ dinner, tbh.

So, if we ever come across a way of making ordering food from companies like Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats a bit easier – and more importantly, quicker – we’re always going to be interested.

We recently came across a tip from Annie Smith, who used to be a food delivery driver in the US for a company called Postmates, which is like our UK food delivery companies. And we think you’re going to want to hear about this.

She says that there is a sure-fire way of getting your food quicker, and it couldn’t be simpler.

Annie told Insider that all you have to do is make sure your house number is clearly visible. It seems so obvious, but Annie said she regularly had to get out of her car to look for the address she was delivering to because the porch light wasn’t on. And this slowed down the delivery, which may have resulted in the customer getting cold, soggy chips. Sacrilege!

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

Annie said: “If I pulled up to a neighbourhood and they had those illuminated street numbers on their house, it was the biggest sigh of relief.”

She also added that she wished that customers would use the ‘add delivery instructions’ section on the app more often, especially if they lived in a complicated block of flats or somewhere with a gate with a passcode.

“That's the kind of information I wish I had when I was delivering to apartment complexes.

“In the end, it's only going to benefit you because the food is going to get to you faster.”

So, next time you order food, please make sure your outside light is on and your food will arrive in the best condition possible.

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