SeamlessWeb: food for the lazy

I’ll admit it, I am a lazy lazy new yorker.  If I can order anything without having to go into a store or pick up the phone, I’m happy.  That’s why I was thrilled when a few years back, I discovered seamlessweb.  Unlike it’s other delivery counterparts, seamlessweb was easy, quick and had a much slicker interface than all the other sites out there.

There are 2 things about this site that stand out for me.  First, they allow you to tip on the site so you don’t have to deal with figuring out the tip in the heat of the delivery moment. This is important.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve over or under tipped someone because my math was a little off that day.  Seamless web takes most of the guess work out of that by giving a suggested tip.  One thing I wish they did was give the percentage option.  I like to tip 15-20% and I just want to make sure I’m giving the guy who makes $2/hour a big enough tip.

Second is that they actually have specials.  Often seamlessweb will run 20% off deals for certain restaurants.  This is pretty great because it makes me try new restaurants that maybe have a deal instead of running to my old standards.

Some other great features is the ability to check your history of orders.  Remember that amazing burger you had last week?  You can reorder it.  Remember that awful indian food you had a month ago?  Don’t forget to give that  place a bad review.  I do with the interface for this history part was a bit more intuitive.  I often click on the page, expecting to see a summary of what I ordered, but instead I’m prompted to rate my experience.  I kind of wish it was the other way around.

I do have 1 gripe with my seamlessweb profile page.  I do have the ability to store several different addresses so I can order from home, work, my in-laws, all with the same login.  However, I can only store 1 phone number.  That’s a little strange.  I’m forced to use my cell phone even though I don’t often answer my cell phone at work.  Whatever, I’ll deal but it would be great if they could figure that out.

Anyway, that’s my little mini review of seamlessweb.  It seems like they are doing great things and I can’t wait to see what they come up with around social networking and just simply improving their product.