Popular US food delivery service DoorDash is at the center of a lawsuit over alleged price discrimination. The company has been sued by Maryland resident Ross Hecox, who claims that iPhone users are being unfairly charged more for the service than Android enthusiasts.
Delivery service DoorDash accused of price discrimination against iPhone usersEkaterina Alipova
The litigation relates to the “Pay for the expanded range” service and the DashPass subscription, clarifies Gizmochina. At the same time, the subtleties of these extra charges are not reflected in any way on the delivery website, so customers and the court consider this evidence of the lack of transparency in pricing.
According to the lawsuit, iPhone users are more likely to face premium fees than Android users, often combined with higher shipping costs.
The lawsuit also alleges that DoorDash charges extra for orders made through their DashPass subscription service. DashPass was supposed to be a way to save on shipping and handling fees, but the cost of the subscription itself cancels out the discounts and even adds to the costs.
IN process The judicial investigation revealed that customers and even employees of the company have no idea what criteria affect the extra charge for delivery and what is the essence of the “extension” of the range. In the case documents, for example, there is a case where an extra charge for going beyond the delivery range was applied in a situation where the order was brought to a neighboring house.
The plaintiff is seeking a $1 billion fine from DoorDash for a “discriminatory pricing scheme.” Naturally, the company denies all claims. But she has not yet provided specific documents to prove her transparency.
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