Does DoorDash take Venmo? The answer is, yes, DoorDash does take Venmo as a payment method. To do so, you just need to link your Venmo account to DoorDash in the DoorDash app.
In this post, we’ll look at how to link your Venmo account to DoorDash, consider the advantages and disadvantages of paying with Venmo, and briefly discuss some of the other payment options available with DoorDash.
Does DoorDash Take Venmo?
As already discussed, DoorDash does take Venmo. To set up Venmo as a payment method, go to the “Account” section of the DoorDash app, then go to the “Payment” section.
The “Payment” section will show you all of the different payment methods available, as well as the saved payment methods you already have. To add Venmo, go to the “Add Payment Method” section and add your Venmo account. You’ll have to link and confirm your Venmo account to add it to the DoorDash app.
Once linked, you’ll be able to select Venmo to pay for your orders. When paying, DoorDash will use your available Venmo balance or it’ll pay for your order using the linked card that you have on your Venmo account.
Why Pay For DoorDash Orders With Venmo?
So why would you want to pay for DoorDash orders with Venmo? There can be some advantages to paying for your DoorDash orders with Venmo, as well as some big disadvantages to consider as well.
The primary advantage of paying with Venmo is convenience. If you’re a regular Venmo user, it can be easier to simply link your Venmo account to DoorDash and pay for your orders that way. This is especially true if you keep a balance in your Venmo account.
While convenience is a valid reason to pay with Venmo, I think there are some major drawbacks to consider as well. The main drawback is dealing with chargebacks or fraudulent purchases. If you’re paying for your order with a credit card, you have strong consumer rights if someone uses your card without authorization or if you don’t receive what you paid for with your card. In contrast, if you pay with Venmo, there are few, if any, consumer protections. Once money is removed from your Venmo account, it can be difficult to get it back.
The other drawback is losing out on potential credit card points. If you’re going to be paying for something anyway and you’re a responsible credit card user, it’s preferable to pay for things with a credit card so you can get something back in the form of points or miles. If you’re paying for your DoorDash orders with Venmo, you’re not getting anything back.
Other DoorDash Payment Methods
There are other DoorDash payment methods available beyond Venmo. The most obvious is to pay for your orders using a credit or debit card.
DoorDash also allows you to pay for orders using Apple Pay, which can be convenient if you already have Apple Pay set up on your phone.
Finally, you can also pay for your DoorDash orders using PayPal. This is similar to paying with Venmo and can be useful if you’re a PayPal user.
In general, I recommend paying for DoorDash orders using a credit card. That way, if you encounter any issues and can’t get help from DoorDash, you can at least file a dispute with your credit card company and get their help with the issue.
In sum, DoorDash does take Venmo. To pay for your order with Venmo, all you have to do is add Venmo as a payment method to your DoorDash account. It’s easy to do and doesn’t take long.
Before using Venmo as a payment method, it’s important to consider the advantages and disadvantages of it, which I’ve outlined above.