Hey there! Have you been using DoorDash to get meals delivered but are now considering deleting your account for good? You‘re not alone – while food delivery services have exploded in popularity, plenty of people end up changing their minds later on.
In this guide, we‘ll walk through step-by-step how to fully delete your DoorDash account. I‘ll also discuss why you might want to remove your account, what happens when you delete it, and how to cancel just the DashPass subscription if you don‘t want to get rid of DoorDash entirely.
Let‘s start with some quick background on this food delivery giant.
A Brief History of DoorDash
DoorDash was founded in 2013 in Palo Alto by four Stanford students – Tony Xu, Evan Moore, Andy Fang, and Stanley Tang. The idea was simple: make it easy to get any local restaurant food delivered with just a few taps on your smartphone.
The company took off quickly, raising over $2 billion in funding by 2018 and reaching a valuation of $12.6 billion. As of 2022, DoorDash reported having over 25 million monthly active users!
While using DoorDash certainly makes getting meals more convenient, it comes with costs:
- Huge selection of restaurants
- Fast delivery
- Occasional promos and discounts
- Delivery & service fees
- Menu prices sometimes higher
- Can get addicting and expensive!
Over time, you may decide the costs start to outweigh the convenience. If you don‘t have a DashPass membership, those fees really add up. That brings us to the first major reason you may want to delete your account…
5 Key Reasons to Delete Your DoorDash Account
Here are the main factors that typically motivate people to delete their DoorDash accounts permanently:
1. Save Money
The average U.S. household spends around $200 per month ordering food delivery according to a 2019 Visa study. With all the extra fees, tips and taxes, DoorDash orders get pricey fast.
Deleting your account removes the temptation to order, helping rein in your food budget. If you participate in DashPass, you also avoid paying the $9.99 monthly membership fee.
2. Stop Using the Service
Perhaps you relied on DoorDash heavily during quarantine but are now comfortable dining in restaurants again. Or maybe you only used it sporadically for convenience.
If you no longer have a need for food delivery, deleting your DoorDash account can provide peace of mind knowing your information is not just sitting in their systems.
3. Privacy and Security Concerns
Even if you‘re not actively placing DoorDash orders, keeping your account open means your personal details, order history, and saved payment methods are retained in their databases.
For privacy reasons, you may want this information removed. It also presents a security risk if DoorDash were to ever suffer a data breach.
4. Unsubscribe from Marketing Emails
DoorDash sends a lot of promotional and marketing emails to account holders. The only way to completely stop the influx is to fully delete your account and unsubscribe.
5. Can‘t Recover Account After Deletion
Once an account is deleted from DoorDash, there is no way to recover or restore it. The slate is wiped clean. Keep this permanent nature in mind before deleting.
If you simply want to step away temporarily, deactivating may be better. But deletion offers a certain sense of finality.
Step-by-Step Guide: How to Delete Your DoorDash Account
Ready to delete your DoorDash account for good? Let‘s get into the step-by-step process.
Because account deletion is permanent, DoorDash requires you to login online to complete the removal – it can‘t be done through the mobile app.
Step 1: Log Into Your DoorDash Account
First, access DoorDash.com on your computer and click "Sign In" in the upper right corner.
Enter your account email and password credentials when prompted. Alternatively, you may be able to log in faster using your Facebook, Google, or Apple ID if you previously connected them.
Once signed in, you‘ll see your account name in the top left corner.
Step 2: Access Your Account Settings
To get to the account management portal, click on the three horizontal line "hamburger" menu next to your name, then select "Account" from the drop-down menu.
This will bring you into your Account Settings page. It looks similar to this:
Now we‘re ready to move onto the actual deletion steps!
Step 3: Click "Delete Account"
On the Account Settings screen, scroll down until you see the ominous red text that says "Delete Account."
This is the option we want to initiate permanent deletion. Go ahead and click it.
Once clicked, a pop-up will appear to confirm you actually want to delete everything.
Step 4: Verify Your Identity Through Email or Text
Because account deletion can‘t be reversed, DoorDash needs to verify your identity before completing the removal.
You‘ll see a pop-up requesting you enter a verification code that they send via email or text message. I recommend going with the text message option for faster delivery.
Enter the 6-digit verification code into the pop-up and click Submit to confirm you want to proceed.
Almost there, just a couple more steps left!
Step 5: Carefully Review and Confirm Account Deletion
Upon successful identity verification, DoorDash will present you with a final pop-up explaining that your account deletion is permanent and cannot be undone.
Read this carefully! It‘s your last chance to change your mind. If you understand the implications and are 100% set on deleting, click the ominous red "Delete Account" button.
After final confirmation, your DoorDash account will be deleted. You‘ll see a message indicating the deletion request is being processed. In just a few minutes, it‘ll be like your account never existed!
And that‘s it – by following those steps you can successfully remove your DoorDash account. But what exactly happens behind the scenes when you delete?
What Happens When Your DoorDash Account is Deleted?
Once you confirm account deletion, here‘s what DoorDash does to remove your information:
- Order history and details are erased
- Saved addresses get deleted
- Credit cards and gift cards on file are removed
- Account preferences and settings are wiped out
- Your DashPass subscription ends (if you had one)
- Reviews, ratings, and profile info all get deleted
Essentially, it will be as if you never had a DoorDash account!
The only exception is any data they are legally required to retain, such as past financial transactions or communications with you. But personal identifiers get stripped from these records.
When you delete the account, it cannot be recovered or reactivated. You‘d have to fully sign-up again from scratch if you wanted DoorDash service in the future.
Tips for Safely Deleting Your DoorDash Account
To ensure your DoorDash account deletion goes smoothly and safely, keep these tips in mind:
Disconnect linked accounts beforehand – Unlink any social media profiles like Facebook connected to your DoorDash account. This ensures full data separation.
Remove payment methods – Check that you‘ve removed any saved credit cards, PayPal accounts or gift cards from your DoorDash wallet first.
Delete the app too – Don‘t forget to also delete the DoorDash app from your smartphone or tablet.
Review bank statements – Verify no stray DoorDash charges remain on your credit card or bank account post-deletion.
Clear cookies and site data – For best privacy, also clear DoorDash cookies and site data from your web browser history.
Check DashPass status – If you had DashPass, make sure the subscription is canceled and you‘re not billed again after deleting.
Unsubscribe from emails – Opt out of DoorDash marketing emails before deleting your account to go further off the grid.
Taking those additional steps helps ensure a clean break when permanently deleting your account. But what if you just want to cancel your DashPass subscription and keep using DoorDash?
How to Cancel Your DoorDash DashPass Subscription
If you want to maintain your basic DoorDash account for food delivery, but don‘t want to keep paying for premium DashPass benefits, you can cancel just the DashPass membership.
Much simpler than fully deleting your account, here‘s how to cancel your DashPass with DoorDash:
Step 1: Log Into Your DoorDash Account
As usual, start by signing into your DoorDash account on the website.
Step 2: Go to Account Settings
Access your account settings menu by clicking the "hamburger" icon and selecting Account.
Step 3: Click "Manage DashPass"
In your account screen, scroll down to the DashPass section and select "Manage DashPass".
Step 4: Choose "End Subscription"
This will take you to your DashPass management portal. Find the red "End Subscription" button and click it.
Step 5: Confirm Cancellation
Double check you want to cancel, then click "End Subscription" in the confirmation pop-up.
And that‘s it! Your DashPass access will immediately end. You‘ll receive an email confirming the subscription cancellation.
Meanwhile, your core DoorDash account will remain intact for food orders. You‘ll just revert to paying delivery fees again.
By cancelling DashPass you‘ll lose perks like free delivery and member discounts. But you‘ll also stop paying the $9.99 monthly fee.
For a frequent user, keeping DashPass makes sense. But casual users often save money by canceling. Run the numbers to see if ditching your subscription is the right call.
The Bottom Line
We‘ve covered a lot here! To recap, deleting your DoorDash account completely removes all personal data from their systems in an irreversible way. You won‘t be able to restore it.
Cancelling your DashPass subscription is a good middle ground if you still like the convenience of food delivery but want to save on fees.
Hopefully this guide gave you the step-by-step process and knowledge needed to decide whether to delete orcancel. Let me know if you have any other questions!