Word in the internet streets says that a lot of delivery platforms have been having trouble. DoorDash is one of those platforms that have been saying they can’t deliver. Why is that?
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Why Is DoorDash Delivery Not Available?
For starters, it is hard to pinpoint exactly why DoorDash delivery is not available. However, it is likely due to a system glitch, a platform outage, bad weather, and no drivers available. These are some of the explanations that have been given from DoorDash and people who work for DoorDash.
Can I Order PickUp When Delivery Is Not Available?
Nine times out of ten, you can actually order pickup when delivery is not available. Just because you can’t order delivery doesn’t mean you can’t order pickup. The only way you would not be able to order pickup is if that option disappeared or for some reason the order wouldn’t go through when you select it.
Pickup can act up at any time just like delivery. However, pickup may be the only option available when delivery is down.
When delivery is acting up and not playing fair your best option may be to order pickup. You will have to go pickup the order but you can still get the discounts and perks that come from ordering online with DoorDash.
DoorDash will likely still have a pick up option even if they aren’t delivering orders. So if you don’t mind having to pick up your order you should go ahead and still place an order with DoorDash.
How Can I Get DoorDash to Deliver?
When DoorDash won’t deliver that is not a lot you can do. However, there are some things you can do when DoorDash won’t deliver because there may be certain reasons why the app is not showing delivery.
DoorDash may actually be accepting deliveries but the platform is not allowing you to place a delivery order. Try refreshing your phone or device and give it about 5-10 minutes to start back working.
If that doesn’t work you may want to uninstall the app and reinstall it to see if that fixes anything. Or you could call DoorDash and file a report and even talk to a person to see if they can tell you what is going on.
I wouldn’t expect DoorDash support to be too helpful because people have said that support just says there are no dashers available. While this may be true some of the time this is not always true. It seems DoorDash support just wants to get people off the phone so they will tell them anything.
Likely, it’s because they don’t know what is going on in the first place.
You can get DoorDash to deliver by calling support and asking them to unlock the order. Not sure how effective this method is but some have said that this was able to be done for them.
The truth is that you can’t force DoorDash to deliver.
What Can I Do When DoorDash Won’t Deliver?
When DoorDash won’t deliver it’s probably a problem with the DoorDash app itself. You could file a report or a complaint.
Even if it means DoorDash has to come out of pocket for better servers. Whether they’d be willing to do something about the frequent outages and system glitches is beyond me. However, it’s certainly worth giving it a try.
If DoorDash won’t deliver you can try another delivery platform such as UberEats, GrubHub, or Postmates. However, be warned that rumor has it that all of these platforms experience the same thing.
So don’t be surprised if you go to a new platform but the same thing is happening. Even still, that doesn’t mean that this will be the case when you go to the new platform. It may actually be up and running so you can order your food.
When DoorDash won’t deliver you can simply choose to pick up your order. This may not be possible if you don’t have any transportation but maybe you can get a friend or family member to run out and pick up the order for you.
Try using someone else’s phone. While the system may not be working too well on your device it could work on another device.
If none of those other options work it may boil down to cooking a nice meal on your own. There are so few things you can do when the DoorDash platform stops accepting delivery orders.
Why Is DoorDash Not Accepting Deliveries?
DoorDash may not be accepting deliveries because of bad weather and not wanting to risk sending their drivers out in that kind of weather. Or they could be having a system outage and aren’t able to accept delivery. Also, there may not be any dashers available to work.