How Do You Pay for Doordash?

Doordash is the most popular food delivery app in the United States with over one billion orders per year. This popularity raises an interesting question, though. How do Doordash customers pay for their Doordash orders?

Doordash accepts credit cards, debit cards, Paypal, Venmo, Doordash credits, and Apple Pay on its main Doordash app. Cash payments have been halted due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic

This article will focus on the different payment options and the proper etiquette for tipping your driver. 

What Can I Use to Pay for Doordash?

Doordash currently accepts the payment options listed below:

  • Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover)
  • Debit cards
  • Venmo
  • Paypal
  • Apple Pay
  • Doordash credits

Again, Doordash does not accept cash on the main Doordash app. All the payment options listed above are easy to use and should not be difficult to add to your account. 

Which Payment Option is Best for Doordash?

The best payment option often comes down to whichever is the most convenient for you. However, if you have a credit card, then it’s the best payment option for a few different reasons:

  • It’s easy to chargeback a credit card in the event of a payment dispute (ie. order never arrived). 
  • Credit cards often have cash back bonuses, mile bonuses, or other perks that other payment options do not have. 

With that said, you should not feel obligated to use a credit card to pay for Doordash. 

It’s worth mentioning that you can set up your Apple Pay account with a credit card. The main advantage of this is you do not have to enter your credit card information on Doordash. It’s best practice to enter your credit card information in as few places as possible, so using a credit card with Apple Pay is the best payment option on Doordash.

Can I Tip My Doordash Driver With Cash?

Yes, you can tip your Doordash driver with cash or any item of value.  One thing to note is that Doordash drivers can see the tip before accepting an order. 

The problem with tipping cash is that it shows a $0 tip to the driver, which means a lot of drivers will not accept the order because they do not know you plan on tipping in cash. 

If you want to tip your Doordash driver cash, then you should tip half the amount before placing the order with your credit card and then tip the driver cash when they deliver the order. This will result in a much better Doordash experience than tipping 100% cash.

How Do I Get Doordash Credits?

Doordash has in-app credits that can be used on the app as a cash equivalent. The only two ways you can add Doordash credits to your account are by purchasing a Doordash gift card or by having Doordash add the credits to your account. 

Doordash gift cards are available online and at retail locations. As for having them add credits to your account, this often occurs after you complain to Doordash about an unsatisfactory experience with an order. 

You do not earn Doordash credits for using the app. 

Final Thoughts

Doordash has enough payment options available that you should not have any difficulty paying for an order. The only major payment option they do not accept is cash, which is unfortunate. It is still possible to tip your driver in cash, though.