Tipping on bakery delivery?
I'm having 50 cupcakes delivered for a birthday party later this evening. The bakery doesn't have a storefront, they're delivery only. I'm paying a $15 delivery fee (I have no idea where the headquarters is, just somewhere in Los Angeles.)
So, my question is what should I tip the driver? My standard 20% seems steep, since the bill is a little over $100.
What would you do?
Well, the typical standard for meal delivery (like pizza or Chinese food, for example) is 10% (more if someone has to climb stairs or walk through nasty weather). So 20% is way steep. The delivery fee goes to the bakery, not the delivery person, however. I would ask the bakery, frankly, what is typical. They may evade, but they might not. Can't hurt to ask.