Why Is DoorDash Pickup Only?

People everywhere have been complaining that their DoorDash app says pickup only.

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Most of these individuals are looking to order food and have it delivered so pickup only is not appealing to them.

According to this data Doordash is the leading food delivery app, so they should fix this problem as soon as possible.

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DoorDash Only Offering Pickup On Orders

You may have noticed that all of the restaurants that you look up on DoorDash say pickup only. This is weird because so many restaurants from family-owned to big chains offer delivery. DoorDash sometimes has issues with their platform and that’s probably the only reason it says pickup only.

If DoorDash says pickup only this puts you in a bad spot for getting food. Or maybe it doesn’t. Still, there are a few steps you can take if DoorDash says pickup only right now.

  • Solution 1: The first and easiest thing you can do is place the order with DoorDash so you can get any discounts available to you and then go pick the order up.
  • Solution 2: You can wait for the DoorDash platform to come back up. Keep refreshing the app every now and then to see if the problem is solved quickly. If not, you may just have to wait or go another route.

You could report the issue on DoorDash.

Simply letting them know that the platform is down or glitching could speed things up a bit.

Even if they take their time correcting the matter, you did a good thing by letting them know.

  • DoorDash glitches and has outages so often that people don’t even think or bother to report it to DoorDash.
  • Alternatively, you could do something to get things moving and that’s by filing a report.

Also you could ask around to see if others are experiencing the same problems.

This would be helpful because if you find someone who isn’t having this problem you could place your order from their phone.

Order With Someone Else

You may need to place your order with another delivery service that is delivering in your area. Especially if everything on Doordash is pickup only.

There are a few apps and services that you could choose from such as UberEats, GrubHub, and Postmates, among many others.

Those are just a few of the top delivery services.

You may or may not have these services in your area. There should be at least one other delivery service in your area unless you live in a really small rural area.

In that case, the best thing for you to do is go pick your food up yourself or send someone to do it for you.

It’s been said that UberEats and some of the other platforms sometimes have the same glitch.

I don’t know how true this is but even if it is true, it’s not likely to happen at the same time as DoorDash’s system glitch.

If you don’t know how to place an order on Doordash look here:

Getting Impatient

No one knows for sure how long DoorDash will say pickup only. It can take a long time or a short time before the system is back up.

The best thing for anyone wanting to order from DoorDash to do is patiently wait for DoorDash to announce that their system is back up and running.

This is something they usually do for their customers.

A lot of people get impatient when DoorDash experiences glitches and outages and they simply go and pick up their order.

You may not know how pickup works so that’s what we’ll discuss now.

Interested in more? Check out the guide on Postmates and Doordash and Active time vs Dash Time comparisons.

DoorDash Pickup – This Is How It Works

The first thing you must do is create an order in the DoorDash app and select the pickup option right before checking out and placing your order. Then you’ll sign up to receive notifications and when your food is almost ready the restaurant will let you know when to head to the restaurant.

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Once you get the notification that your order is almost ready for pickup you ought to head to the restaurant.

In most cases, due to the pandemic, someone will bring the order to your vehicle.

However, some restaurants will have your food sitting on a shelf with other pickup orders and you have to go in and get it.

Because your order is up there with other orders there is a possibility that someone touched your food while sorting through looking for theirs. Wash your hands after touching the bag and before you begin to eat your food to keep germs at bay.

Pickup Is The Only Choice On DoorDash

The reason DoorDash restaurants are all saying pickup only is simply because of a system glitch that they have been experiencing for a while now. DoorDash has made announcements stating that their platform was having some technical difficulties that was preventing customers from placing delivery orders.

According to statistics Doordash is making billions of dollars. Let’s hope they can invest some of that money into fixing these problems.

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2 thoughts on “Why Is DoorDash Pickup Only?”

  1. If DoorDash can’t fascilitate the delivery aspect and you can just go pick it up, why not call the restaurant and order from them directly so DoorDash won’t take a percentage of the sale? As this article points out, DoorDash isn’t going out of business anytime soon, but your local restaurants sure might.

  2. I figured out that doordash supplies a workaround to the Android glitch. Go to Apps in the Settings of your device, then select Doordash. Scroll down to “Delete Data” and delete the data. You will have to log in again, but it worked for me.

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