Delivery man TIP

@agrant10 (1446)
United States
October 23, 2008 8:16pm CST
Hi Pizza Lovers, Those of you who order your pizza in how much tip do you think is substantial for the delivery person. We normally give him or her $4.00.
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8 responses
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
24 Oct 08
i am a pizza lover but they are soooo expensive. i usually give them 10% of the cost. guess i'm not as generous as you.
@agrant10 (1446)
• United States
24 Oct 08
That's good because they probably calculate their tip in the charge.
@Blondie2222 (24271)
• United States
11 Nov 08
That's a really big tip they must love u...We give our delivery man a dollar tip each time....Our delivery ppl our never on time half the time...
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
26 Oct 08
It's funny because I live in the country and I seldom live where there is pizza delivery. When I live somewhere that I can have it delivered, I forget until I'm about ready to move. Now-a-days, if you want to keep the delivery guy from quitting, with the price of gas, I guess it would need to be a substantial tip. Thanks and take care.
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
26 Oct 08
my husband is the one who usually give the tip. sometimes i saw him give $5. i guess it depends on how fast the delivery is and how nice the delivery man is.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
Hello, here in my country, tip is like a taboo. Not all people can afford to tip and when it comes to delivery, we usually are not used to giving tips not unless we dine in a restaurant. Sometimes, we would take a look if there's already a service fee included in the receipt and if there's none we usually give 0.5$. Four dollars here is such a big tip.
• United States
24 Oct 08
Well, I guess it depends on what I order. We have 6 people in my home so we tend to order more. A tip is typically calculated by adding 15-20% to the total bill before tax. So, the tip would depend on the total charge for me. Although, if I am getting something that is harder to deliver like say a huge sheet pizza for a party or multiple different items, I'll tip more. I try to remember that a usual pizza delivery person isn't making much per hour and they have to pay for the fuel in their vehicle most of the time so that must be factored in as well. I'd say a good tip for a pizza delivery guy would be approximately 25% of your pre-tax total.
@Nhey16 (2518)
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
wow.. you're a very generous person. my family loves pizza, but we seldom give tips for the delivery person.
• United States
24 Oct 08
We usually tip about $2-$3 unless the pizza place already charges a delivery charge and then it may be only an extra dollar. I think that $4 is pretty generous and I guess it depends on how much food you are ordering too.