tipping for delivery?
i've been living in carroll gardens/cobble hill for years and never know if the amount i tip for delivery is appropriate for the neighborhood. how much do you guys typically tip for, say, a $30 delivery?
My wife and I talk about this all the time. I feel like delivery guys do a lot more work to get food to you than a waiter does, but on the other hand they don't need the food knowledge or professionalism of a server. With that said, I would tip about $5 on a $30 delivery. I usually get a good response, which makes me think most times they only get a buck or two.
The customary baseline norm is 10%, rounded up to the nearest dollar, with extra if the delivery person has to navigate crappy weather, icy walkways, and/or climb stairs, et cet.