Coronavirus has lead to many jobs being furloughed temporarily and some permanently. One that isn’t and is actually hiring in mass is delivery. Companies like Instacart, Postmates, Grubhub and more need people working desperately due to sky-high demand. However, with that leads the question “how do you work Delivery during the COVID-19 crisis”.
This article has two parts to it.
1. How to work delivery in a post-COVID world.
2. How to get a delivery gig in a post-COVID world.
How to Work Delivery (Postmates, Instacart, & More) in a Post-Coronavirus World
The big thing to remember working delivery after corona is use common courtesy & common sense. We are at a time when many people are ultra concerned about germs, diseases, and contamination. Even if you are not one of those people your customer may be. In order to serve that customer as best here are some steps…
Wear A Face Mask
Tests show wearing a face mask can reduce the spread of COVID-19 / coronavirus. The CDC has been up on the air about this. However, this is something you can do for your customers for higher tips. People who think you need a mask or you will die will appreciate and tip you when you have your mask on. Without your mask they might complain and get you kicked off your platform of choice whether that is UberEats, Grubhub, Postmates or Instacart.
To be honest for these to work you should be changing these after every delivery, otherwise, it is just spreading the same germs your hands are. With that said you should mainly wear these to appease your customers who some may complain or not tip if you don’t have these on.
Most delivery services are now allowing for “No Contact Delivery”. This means the food is left at the customer’s doorstep, office lobby or another safe place for the customer to pick it up.
No-contact delivery is great for social distancing and many customers will likely like it. However, the practice does make it easier for customers to feel less guilt when not tipping. Overall it could be not as much of a good thing for delivery drivers.
Use Your Delivery Bag
We are given delivery bags for a reason. There is a large part that is for branding but mainly for trust-building.
When someone orders from Postmates they want to make sure they are getting a Postmates order and not an Instagram order. In addition, when the order is in a branded bag people have more confidence that their food has not been messed with. This makes customers like you a little more and want to give you a larger tip.
Wash Your Hands
I hope this one isn’t a gamechanger or new thing for most people. You really should have been doing this to begin with but now just make sure you’re doing it more.
After you use the restroom, before you touch food and other common-sense times. Make sure to wash your hands. No need to rub them raw but a good rinse is a good idea.
Keep Your Distance (6 feet)
For some people, this can be tough especially if physical touch is one of your love languages and you generally just give hugs and pats on the shoulder. However, during this time some people over-concerned with Corona really view breaking social distancing as rude and inappropriate. So during this time don’t handshake, hug or even elbow bump unless your customer first initiates it and you feel comfortable with it.
Note: if you did not understand the 5 Love Languages reference, please take some time to listen to it for free. A quick explanation is we all have different love languages that affect all our relationships including business, friendships, family, and obviously romantic. How love people receive love is based on their love language so someone who has a physical touch love language loves physical touch even in a romatic sense. If you tried to show love through other ways like gifts, time spent or affirmative words it may not be as well-received. This is a great book besides the bible I can’t recommend a better book for anyone to read. That comment will likely remain true even when I write my own book.
Do Only What The Customer Is Comfortable With.
The best way to react in this corona-crisis is not something that can always be written. Sometimes the best things to do are not something that can be predicted. It is always best to be as cautious as possible to make people as comfortable as possible. Doing this will lead to higher tips meaning you make more money per hour.
Do Only What YOU are Comfortable With.
The final piece of advice and something that should be obvious but isn’t always. Only do what YOU feel comfortable with and extend this even after COVID-19. If you do not feel comfortable picking up a from a restaurant that has had a high number of COVID cases you don’t need to, someone else can. When doing Uber if you aren’t comfortable with driving to a certain area or picking up people because they are too drunk that is your decision. You are the one taking the risk or lack of risk in each situation. Only do what you are comfortable with.
How to Get a Delivery Gig (Postmates, Instacart, & More) in a Post-COVID World
Thankfully this is one area that has not changed too much. The only thing that has changed in a post-COVID world is the demand for delivery drivers is now higher than ever! So there is absolutely no better time to start delivering than now.
Below are direct links to join a delivery gig and start making money today. Some gigs give sign-on bonuses and we may get a little back too.
UberEats Sign Up Bonus Referral Code (used when clicking link) : g194suu9ue ,“Sign up now and be GUARANTEED to earn $500.00 or more*!”
*Please note this amount will vary based on the market you apply to.
Postmates Sign Up Bonus Referral Code (used when clicking link) : FL-5twsh “Sign up now and you are guaranteed to make at least $300 or more after making 20 deliveries” Guaranteed Amount & Delivery Amount may depend based on market