Before you begin working a Delivery Gig like UberEats, DoorDash, Grubhub or Postmates you need to make the decision which one do I work?
What company you decide to work for can determine the amount of money you make, hours your get and how busy you stay. So making this decision is very critical. Below are some tips to help you determine which Delivery gig to sign up for. Before we begin though below are some links to sign up or learn more information about each delivery gig discussed.
If you’re reading this it is likely because you’ve already decided you’d like to try your hand at delivering in the gig economy. It can be a good gig and cna be great depending on what you choose. When looking to choose you should consider the following things before deciding…
I listed this first because it is by far the most important. Just like Coca-Cola is more popular in southern States and Pepsi in northern certain delivery companies are more popular in certain cities. Which delivery company you choose can determine number thing of this such as
- Number of deliveries received
- Quality of deliveries
- Frequency of Surge/Boost/Bonuses
- Time between deliveries
This concept is pretty simple. UberEats is popular in certain towns whereas DoorDash is popular in others. To make the most money it only makes sense to work for the most popular company in the area.
If you are looking for the most popular delivery gig company we can help! Make sure to read our article about the most popular delivery gig companies’ in each city. Using that article you should be able to find a good idea of what business is most popular in your city. Remember our choices on that post are backed up by scientific Google Search data! So it is very accurate.
Consistency Of Tips
While with all deliveries gigs you will get ripped how you get it will be different. Of the 4 majors Uber Eats, Postmates and Grubhub give you your tip directly. DoorDash however blends your tip into your delivery payment.
DoorDash believes their blended tip method will help people enjoy a more stable pay without fluctuating pay depending on what someone wants to tip. But with this you will only get cash tips and any card tips will just going to pay you. That is unless the tip is more than your delivery payment. If it is you will get the difference. For example if you make $5 on a delivery and your tipped $5.25 you’ll make $25. This method tho obviously has its faults.
If you are getting tipped $5 every run do you really want your tip blended into your payment? I would say no.
With Uber Eats Postmates and GrubHub. You don’t have to worry about your tip being blended in your pay. However, you do have to worry about getting stiffed. You really are choosing between risking for a reward or playing it safe. If you take a risk to get your full tip you could be getting a lot of extra money that DoorDash would have eaten. But, if you get no tips then that Doordash blended tip would be looking really good.
Bonuses handed out can differ from service to service. DoorDash , for example, has specific zones and if it surges it will surge across the zone. Postmates & UberEats, on the other hand, will choose radius areas in truly random spots across the map.
Your bonuses are super important because if you get frequent bonuses you can make a lot more money. +50% on a $5 delivery may not sound like a lot but imagine if you made +50% more money per hour. It begins to stack up fast.
Now, remember bonuses, surges, and other incentives are only offered when there is high demand or when a platform wants to drive workers to work. So these are normally the busiest time to work. If you’re doing delivery as a side gig you may not be able to do it but that makes it all the better for fulltime gig workers.
Trial & Error
This is a bit of a cop-out but just trying everyone out is a great way to see which gig delivery company you like best and a good way to support WerkQuik.com. We make a referral bonus when you do a gig enough to make your sign up bonus. It really is a win-win, you get a chance to try out a job and we get paid to tell you about it. So what are you waiting for?
Go out and try a delivery gig and visit on our social channels and tell us what you thought of the gig.