Dynamic pricing for Deliveroo menu items?

New terms may allow the food delivery service to price items based on demand

A Deliveroo delivery rider at Toa Payoh Central. Earlier this year, Deliveroo Singapore switched from a flat $3 delivery fee to a "variable" fee based on factors such as distance and the time it takes the rider to deliver. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
A Deliveroo delivery rider at Toa Payoh Central. Earlier this year, Deliveroo Singapore switched from a flat $3 delivery fee to a "variable" fee based on factors such as distance and the time it takes the rider to deliver. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Deliveroo has opened the door to becoming the first food delivery service here to introduce dynamic pricing for orders off a menu, according to recent changes to its terms of service.

The addition, in March, states that Deliveroo "may operate dynamic pricing some of the time, which means that prices of items and delivery may change while you are browsing".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 21, 2019, with the headline 'Dynamic pricing for Deliveroo menu items?'. Print Edition | Subscribe