How have you been? No podcast Inglês Online de hoje, falo sobre os serviços de entrega online, os chamados delivery services – nome que também usamos no Brasil. Enjoy…
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Today I was looking at this website that we have here in the UK, called ‘Deliveroo’, deliveroo.co.uk… because that’s how the URLs go here in the UK. In American websites you have .com – and in the UK you have .co.uk. This is the most famous service, I guess, or delivery service aggregator, I would say, in the UK. And this is a website where you register, or you sign up, and depending on where you live you have a choice of lots and lots of different restaurants.
It’s very easy, obviously, it makes it very practical, because you look at the list of restaurants and they are categorized by cuisine or type of food. And you can look at their menu and choose whatever you want, and then you pay on the spot using your credit card. And then, because you have already signed up, the website has your address. All you have to do is click ‘go’ or ‘pay’ and when you finish your payment, you just wait until the delivery person gets to your place with your order. It’s super, super simple and I know that in Brazil there are a few services that do that as well.
But here in the UK… I’ve been living here for six years and Deliveroo… I think Deliveroo is relatively new because I don’t remember seeing this or hearing about it four years ago. Now there’s Deliveroo and there’s ‘Uber eats’ as well, which is connected to Uber somehow. I’ve never used it, I don’t think, but Deliveroo… I use it all the time and it’s really good.
And the thing that I love about it is that not only you don’t have to deal with cash, which is the same as Uber… With Deliveroo you just use your credit card and once you place your order, it’s done. And the second thing that I love about it is that they tell you exactly where the restaurant is at, in terms of progress in preparing your order. You can see if the restaurant is still cooking your food or when they’re done… And then this little app on the website tells you “Now the delivery person has just picked up your order”, “They just left the restaurant, they’re heading over to your place”
And then they show you a map. And it’s this dynamic map that actually shows the delivery person moving on the streets. It’s pretty cool – you know exactly how far or how close they are… it’s pretty cool It’s very, very convenient and it makes it really easy.
Tell me what it’s like in Brazil, because I know that there are similar services in Brazil. I think there’s a website called – ifood.com.br – I don’t know if that’s just for São Paulo or if it’s present in other cities as well. I don’t know.
I’m looking here at a page from Deliveroo which is for this restaurant called – Gourmet Burger Kitchen – which has pretty nice hamburgers… and I’ve ordered from them in the past, They always have meal deals – I mean, if you go to McDonald’s you know what a meal deal is, probably… It’s when you buy three things: you buy a burger, you buy a side order of potato chips – which is what we call them in the UK; in the US you would say french fries – and then you order a beverage and you get a discount. That’s a meal deal.
And then they show me my recent orders, they show the specials of the day and then beef, chicken, veggie and vegan… They have a section with veggie and vegan burgers, which is cool, obviously, if you’re a vegan person. I mean, good for you! Then they have the kids section with smaller burgers, fries and sides, sauces, milkshakes, soft drinks and beer… Of course.
This website is amazing. It’s got all kinds of restaurants, (it’s) pretty convenient… A lot of choice. I guess the downside is that it’s so easy that you kind of run the risk of getting a bit lazy and sort of not cooking from scratch every day, even if you have the time.
What do you think? Give me your opinion, let me know. Tell me in the comments and talk to you next time.
service aggregator = serviços agregados
pay on the spot = pagar na hora, no local, imediatamente
picked up your order = pegou o seu pedido, encomenda
downside = desvantagem ou aspecto negativo de algo
run the risk = correr o risco
cooking from scratch = preparar a comida você mesmo
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