Ordering Pizza Delivery: Dos And Don’ts

After a long day at school or work, you don't want to have to go home and slave over the stove to prepare dinner. So, it is helpful to be able to pick up the phone and place an order for pizza to be delivered to your home. However, before you make that phone call, there are some dos and don'ts that you may want to keep in mind. The following dos and don'ts will make things easier for you and the pizza delivery person.

Do Pick Up the Phone

You will be provided with a ballpark estimate of how long it will take for the pizza to arrive at your home. It is important that you keep your phone close to you during this time in the event that the pizza shop has any questions or the pizza delivery person gets lost and needs to contact you for clarification on directions. Because of this, make sure that you clearly provide them with your phone number.

Do Tip the Delivery Driver Well

The pizza delivery driver goes out of his or her way to bring your pizza order to you, and more often than not, he or she only makes minimum wage. While you will be eating in the comfort of your own home, you should follow the same general tipping rules that you would in a fine dining establishment and tip the driver roughly 15 percent of the order total. If you order frequently from the pizza shop, they will remember you as a fair and consistent tipper, which may help you receive better customer service.

Don't Leave the Driver in the Dark

More often than not, people will order pizza delivery at night, so the pizza delivery person will have to drive and delivery pizza in the dark. To ensure that the driver doesn't feel uncomfortable or trip over anything in your yard, it is important that you turn on an outdoor light immediately after calling in and placing your pizza order.

Don't Let Your Dogs Out

Some people don't like dogs; in fact, some people are flat out afraid of them. So, while you may have a friendly four-legged furry friend at your home, it is important that you keep your dog inside after you order your pizza. In doing so, you will ensure that your dog doesn't knock of the pizza delivery person, potentially grabbing the pizza out of his or her hand.

When you are ready to place a pizza delivery order, contact a pizza shop in your area.