Being a Delivery Driver for a gig economy company can be a lot of fun and decent money. Each company (DoorDash, UberEats, Postmates & others) all have their pros & cons, this is a general overview of all.
If you’re considering being a Delivery Driver for a gig economy company please make sure to check out the information we have on each delivery company below.
Many times the service you use can also depend on what service is most popular in your city. To check that, please check out our article, Which Food Delivery Company Is Most Popular In Your City? (225+ Cities) (UberEats, DoorDash, Postmates, Grubhub)
Pros Of Being A Delivery Driver For DoorDash, UberEats or Postmates
- You get paid per delivery
-The amount typically depends on price, distance & platform
- You control your hours
-However, with most, you have to schedule hours the week prior. An exception is UberEats, who lets you get on whenever.
- Good mix of driving and walking
– Since you’re walking in restaurants and up to houses you don’t only drive
- Incentive bonuses are given for working during busy times
- You don’t have a boss
-There’s no inner-shop drama because there is no shop
- Sometimes you get free food when people don’t answer their door
- Pay is weekly
-Many platforms now actually have instant pay as well
- Typically every customer tips
-This is not as much a positive for DoorDash as they factor tip into your Delivery pay unless it is above a certain amount.
Cons Of Being A Delivery Driver For DoorDash, UberEats or Postmates
- You do not get an hourly pay
- No mileage is given by delivery gig companies
- Delivery range can vary greatly throught-out one night
- Since you’re delivering for so many restaurants developing regulars becomes harder
- A lot of miles get put on your car
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