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How Much Does On-Demand Delivery App Development Cost in 2021?

In this post, we will try to understand the cost structure of the on-demand delivery app development for both Android and iOS platforms. So without wasting any time let’s start:

What’s an On-Demand service app?

Before understanding the cost structure, let us first understand the basic meaning of On-Demand App Development. In Simple Words, an on-demand service app enables the user to order any product or service and deliver the same to their doorstep. The services could be anything including meal, drive, cleaning, or something else you might think of. The app basically acts as a tool to establish a connection among users and their needs, that’s it!

Cost Breakdown of On-Demand Delivery App Development

As far as on-demand delivery app development is concerned, there are mainly three prime components that are attached to the on-demand application development cost and they are:

  • The Consumer App

  • The Service Provider App

  • The Web Dashboard

  • Let’s deep dive into the details:

    1. The consumer apps costs around $37,000

    Let’s look at the features that are responsible for why this type of app costs $37,000.

    User Profile

    This is the section where users can add or remove information in terms of their data like photos, names, interests etc. Each section also contains the application’s registration & authentication. The average cost to design and create a profile page in consumer-facing mobile applications is around $3,000.


    The directory of products or services that you can order or purchase is known as the marketplace. This particular section contains features like lists of product/service providers, profiles, integrated maps and filters, etc. With the marketplace feature, users get access to review, feedback and see products’ descriptions.

    Also, the marketplace is the most complex part of the application due to the fact that it incorporates two sides – customers and suppliers of services. As far as the cost element is concerned, it is around $11,000 to design and create a Marketplace page in consumer-facing mobile apps.


    The map screen is very important for any app as it not only shows the delivery in real-time but also shows the whereabouts of the service provider. The features include an interactive map screen and an option to switch to the page where you see your order details. The cost to integrate a map into your app will cost you around $7,000.


    With the chat feature, you allow direct communication between providers and customers. As there are multiple chat SDKs in the market, therefore it is very important to choose the right one. The chat SDK comes with features like group chat features, and basic chat boxes with images.

    Talking about cost, the average cost to design and develop a chatbox feature will be around $3,000.


    Through the cart, users can check their order details and confirm or cancel them. This option lets users see all accessible order options. The feature includes order summary, payment modes, editability, edit address feature, and coupon adding features. The average cost to build a cart feature will be around $5,000.


    Orders also include details and history. The feature allows users to check their past orders and they can also repeat instructions, leave a review, or refer to a company with which they have collaborated. Order features include order history, rating service and order details. The average cost to integrate the order feature in your on-demand delivery application is $6,000.


    The section where users can perform various functions like updating their username, password, email, address and contact details, and payment modes come under settings. This is a very important feature. The average cost to build this feature is around $2,000.

    2. The service provides app costs around $30,000

    Let’s breakdown the cost segment to build a standard service provider facing on-demand application:


    Just like the customer, service providers also want to know who their customer is. The app should allow the customer’s profile. Additionally, there should also be an option where the service providers can update their information. The features include email registration, notifications, friend requests, and many more. The average cost to build this page is around $2,000.


    The marketplace forms the core of the supplier app. Here, providers spend most of their time searching for gigs and an ideal customer in the application. The marketplace is one such section that is special for service providers and usually contains other functions and live updates. The features include customer details, live notifications, updates, card details, a list of consumer gigs, etc. The average cost to create this page is around $13,000.

    Orders (Active and history)

    After the marketplace segment, this tab is the most commonly used segment in the provider app. Here the providers are able to track and monitor the details of their running orders. It is really helpful for the service providers to review their results. The average cost to design and create an order management page in the provider-facing mobile application is around $12,000.


    The chat page includes features like a chatbox with images, group chats etc. The average cost to design and create a Chat Box feature in a provider-facing mobile application is around $1,500.


    The most necessary portion of the app where you manage things like passwords, service terms, manuals and many more. The total average cost to design and create a settings page in a provider-facing mobile app is around $1,500. The cost to build a provider-side app is relatively cheaper than the customer-side app. The main reason behind that is developers are able to reuse maximum code from the customer side application as compared to this.

    3. The cost to build The Web Dashboard is around $24,000

    Things can get out of hand very quickly, hence someone needs to monitor all service providers and customers. Providing an avenue for both the parties to report abuse and take action on your own would be a great idea in such a case. This task is achieved by the dashboard and the average mobile app development cost to build a dashboard for any delivery management will be around $24,000.


    Finally, we can conclude by saying that the average cost of building an on-demand delivery app will be around $91,000. However, depending upon the functionalities and features, the cost may dip or hike to some extent. For example if the app is more complex, then it might take more time and cost. Also, it depends on which company you are planning to hire to handle your project. A well-known company with a big setup will cost you more compared to a startup. All the very best for your on-demand delivery app development journey and we hope this article will be of some help to you!

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