60 container charge excessive and unfair’: Zomato clarifies after woman raises concern on Twitter

Aug 08, 2023 10:14 AM IST

A Twitter user reacted to the woman’s tweet about ‘unfair’ container charge and wrote, “Container price is ₹4 in wholesale market. ₹60 is like 15x.”

A woman in Ahmedabad ordered three plates of theplas priced at 60 each from a restaurant through Zomato. However, upon receiving her order and going through the bill, she realised she had been charged 60 for the food containers. Understandably, she was dissatisfied and took to Twitter to seek an explanation from the food delivery company.

Zomato explained that the restaurant levies the container charge.(Twitter/@khush_2599)
Zomato explained that the restaurant levies the container charge.(Twitter/@khush_2599)

“Container charge is equivalent to the item that I have ordered 60 for the container charge Seriously?” tweeted Khushboo Thakkar tagging Zomato. Alongside, she shared a snap of the bill.

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According to the bill, each plate of Dudhi Thepla was worth 60, and the container charge was also 60.

Take a look at the bill shared by Twitter user Khushboo Thakkar below:

Zomato responded to the woman’s tweet and explained, “Hi Khushboo, while taxes are universal and vary from 5 percent to 18 percent depending on the type of food. Packaging charges are levied by our restaurant partners, they are the ones who implement and earn from this practice.”

To this, Thakkar replied and wrote, “I find the 60 container charge excessive and unfair. Shouldn’t it be the restaurant’s responsibility to provide containers without extra cost to customers?”

Since being shared on August 2, the tweet has collected over 42,000 views. Additionally, it has collected scores of likes and mixed reactions from people.

Here’s how Twitter users reacted to this woman’s tweet about the ‘unfair’ container charge:

“For your kind information, the container price label is used by the shop not by Zomato,” posted an individual.

Another added, “The Zomato cost of thepla is 60 which would already have a markup of 20. The actual cost had you visited the restaurant would have been 35 to 40. So not only the container but you have already paid 60 odd rupees to Zomato. This is the convenience charge.”

“Did you not review it before confirming the order? If you had concerns you shouldn’t have confirmed the order. Simple,” remarked a third.

A fourth wrote, “Stopped using Zomato some time back. People don’t realise they are stuck in a trap. Start comparing their prices and directly from restaurants and you will realise how high the charges are. Dishes are marked up, packing charges, delivery charges and then extra GST.”

“Container price is 4 in wholesale market. 60 is like 15x,” commented a fifth.

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    Arfa Javaid is a journalist working with the Hindustan Times' Delhi team. She covers trending topics, human interest stories, and viral content online.

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