10 Best Delivery Apps To Work For


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One way to bring in some extra cash is to become a delivery driver. You can deliver restaurant orders, groceries, packages, and more.

Delivery apps give you the flexibility to work whenever you want. You can often choose which deliveries you take and reject ones that don’t fit your schedule.

Top Delivery Apps

Delivery apps allow you, as a contractor, to deliver as you please. You have a lot more control over what and where you deliver than working for one company.

It’s possible to deliver for multiple apps so you can keep making money.

Let’s face it: it’s more fun when you get to have control over what tasks you do. On that note, these are some of the best delivery apps to work for.

1. DoorDash

DoorDash specializes in delivering restaurant meals as a Dasher to hungry clients. Dashers use the DoorDash app to find jobs delivering to people. You can make about $2 – $10 per delivery plus tip.

As a Dasher, you deliver restaurant meals to homes and businesses. For instance, you may deliver a fast food one order and sushi the next time.

There are all sorts of cool things about delivering food to people:

  • You get to find out about great restaurants you may not have heard of
  • You’re involved in bringing people meals, and it’s always good to eat
  • You get to earn extra cash

When you deliver with DoorDash you get paid per delivery.

Note: many dashers earn tips as well. Maybe you’ll use your DoorDash earnings to pay for a much-needed vacation. Or to get out of debt.

Here’s what you need to have to become a Dasher for DoorDash:

  • Valid drivers license
  • Valid insurance

Dashers must be at least 18 years of age and can start delivering as soon as you join.

Also, you cannot have more than three moving violations in the last three years. Dashers need driving records that are free of major violations such as DUI and assault.

DoorDash operates in thousands of cities all across the U.S. and Canada, including most major U.S. cities.

Note: Some cities even allow dashers to deliver by scooter or bike. Depending on the city regulations, you may be able to Dash by walking. The DoorDash website lists the delivery options for your city.

If you like the idea of delivering food to people, DoorDash could be a fun app to try.

Read our DoorDash review for more information.

Pros

  • Scooter, bike, motorcycle dasher allowed in some cities
  • Expansive delivery area
  • Sign on to deliver wherever you are, even if you’re just visiting

Cons

  • No DUIs or assaults on record
  • New drivers will have to work hard to get Preferred status

2. Postmates

Postmates delivery drivers deliver all sorts of things. You might deliver a restaurant meal, groceries or a liquor store order. This diversity means you may find more delivery gigs. Customers also like Postmates because they make all deliveries in under an hour.

This company operates in many cities across the United States.

Some of the cities Postmates operates in include:

  • Manhattan and New York City
  • Chicago
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Miami
  • Phoenix
  • Boston
  • Los Angeles and San Francisco
  • Seattle and Portland
  • Salt Lake City
  • West Palm Beach

You have to be 18 years of age or older to be a Postmates deliverer. Owning a qualified delivery vehicle for your city (car, bicycle, scooter, etc.) is also a must.

Postmates hires deliverers with an upbeat and positive attitude. Your great work ethic can help you earn customer tips.

The Postmates website says that their drivers earn up to $25 per hour.

Related Post: DoorDash vs. Postmates: Which is Better for Drivers

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Pros

  • Make your own schedule
  • Car, scooter, bikes allowed

Cons

  • Mid-size and larger cities only
  • Background check required

3. Instacart

Instacart shoppers deliver groceries to people at home. Their app makes it easy to get jobs and make money fast.

You can make the most money as a full-service shopper but you must own a car. As a shopper, you shop the grocery store aisles for peoples’ groceries on the Instacart app.

Read our Instacart shopper review for even more information.

Then you’ll hop in your car and deliver the groceries to the client. As with DoorDash, you choose the hours you work.

You have the pleasure of choosing your work schedule based on what’s best for you. Instacart pays every week – plus you can earn tips as well.

To deliver for Instacart, you need to meet the following qualifications:

  • You have to be 18 years of age or older
  • Be eligible to work in the United States
  • Have consistent access to a vehicle (including insurance)
  • Be able to use efficiently and have access to a newer model smartphone
  • Have the physical capability to lift between 30 and 40 pounds

It helps too to know the basic layout of local grocery stores in your area. This will help you earn more as you’ll be able to shop faster for customers. Shopping faster means you can make more deliveries and boost your hourly rate.

If you don’t own a car or don’t want to deliver, you can still be an in-store shopper. You will gather the order for the customer to pick up.

Instacart can be a fun side hustle if you like the idea of shopping/delivering groceries.

Related Post: Best Jobs Like Instacart

Pros

  • Available in over 5,500 U.S. cities
  • Choose your own schedule

Cons

  • Must be able to lift at least 30 to 40 pounds
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States

4. Shipt

Shipt states you can earn up to $22 per hour by delivering groceries. You can earn more in certain cities. Weekly payments make it easy to earn a steady income.

Shipt shoppers must meet these basic requirements:

  • At least 18 years old
  • A reliable vehicle that’s model year 1997 or newer
  • Valid US driver’s license and auto insurance
  • Able to lift 40 pounds
  • iPhone (iOS 10 or newer) or Android (5.1 or newer) phone

Most Shipt orders are grocery deliveries so you will need a basic knowledge of fresh produce. You will shop for the items and deliver them to the customer.

Some of the stores you can deliver for include:

  • Costco
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Kroger
  • Publix
  • Target

It’s also possible to deliver merchandise for stores like Office Depot and Petco. You may prefer grocery delivery as you help deliver essential items.

As a Shipt Shopper, you can also get free membership ($99 per year) for home delivery.

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Pros

  • Free shipping on purchases
  • Free return shipping

Cons

  • No returns accepted beyond 45 days
  • Doesn’t offer product exchanges

Read our Shipt Review for more information.

5. Uber Eats

You may have heard of Uber. Uber is a ridesharing app that transports people. However, you may not be comfortable driving people around town.

Well, Uber Eats lets you deliver food to customers instead. As with the other delivery apps, you have flexible hours when you deliver with Uber Eats.

You can also choose your own wheels. Depending on the city you live in, you can deliver with a car, scooter, bicycle or other modes of transportation.

Uber Eats is available in many cities throughout the United States. As an independent contractor, Uber pays you for each delivery. It’s possible to request payments up to five times daily. You can also earn tips as many Uber Eats delivery partners do.

Note: you do have to be at least 19 years of age to deliver with Uber Eats. You also need a car that is 2000 or newer.

Note: you can deliver for both Uber Eats and Uber rideshare.

Learn More: Uber Eats Review

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Pros

  • Flexible deliver modes (bike, car, walk, scooter)
  • InstantPay allows you to cash out up to 5x a day

Cons

  • Scooter drivers must be at least 19 years of age
  • Car must be 2000 or newer

6. Favor Delivery

As with Postmates, Favor Delivery will deliver what clients need in less than an hour. You can work part-time or full-time as one of Favor’s “runners.”

When you’re a runner with Favor, you’re more like a personal assistant. You might deliver groceries, a restaurant meal or pick up and deliver a dry cleaning order.

Favor can be an interesting way to make money with your car.

In order to be a runner, you have to be 18 years of age or older and have a reliable vehicle. You also need to have a clean driving and personal record.

All scheduled hours have minimum guaranteed pay rates. Most runners earn between $10 and $18 per hour.

Note: you get to keep 100% of your tips.

Favor is available in a variety of U.S. cities including:

  • Arlington, Dallas and Fort Worth Texas
  • Washington DC
  • Arlington and Falls Church, Virginia
  • Eugene, Oregon
  • Brooklyn, New York

Check the Favor Delivery website today to see if they are in your hometown.

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Pros

  • Free tracking and research tools
  • Can link brokerage accounts for tracking
  • Access to third-party research reports

Cons

  • Premium plan can be expensive
  • Basic charting tools

7. Caviar

The Caviar app allows you to deliver food orders to clients.

When clients want food delivered, they need drivers like you to bring it to them.

As a Caviar courier, you can make up to $25 per hour. You get to see earnings, pickup and drop off locations before you take a job.

Knowing where you’ll be going and what you’ll earn helps you find the best gigs.

Note: As a Caviar courier, you can choose to get paid after each and every delivery. All payments go to your Cash App account.

Also, Caviar has a dedicated support team in place that is ready to chat whenever you need them.

To be Caviar courier, you need to be 18 years of age and have a car, truck, scooter or another vehicle. Remember that each city has its own ordinances regarding what types of vehicles you can use for delivery.

And you need a working smartphone so that you can check for jobs on the Caviar app.

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Pros

  • Partners with DoorDash for expanded opportunities
  • Choose any hours/cities you’d like

Cons

  • Background check required
  • No DUIs or assaults on record

8. Saucey

Saucey offers 30-minute delivery of your favorite alcoholic beverages right to your door. The deliver window is narrower than several other delivery apps.

As a Saucey courier, you can choose which hours you work. You will use your vehicle to make deliveries.

And you can choose to deliver in a part of town that you’re familiar with. This is important because Saucey operates in large cities.

Saucey currently operates in these metropolitan areas:

  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
  • Chicago
  • San Diego
  • Sacramento
  • Oakland
  • Dallas
  • Jacksonville
  • Washington, D.C.

They do ship to other areas of the country, but of course, you wouldn’t be delivering there. When you deliver with Saucey, you’ll earn cash for each delivery. You also have the potential to earn tips.

Note that you have to be 21 years of age in order to deliver for Saucey.

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Pros

  • Choose your own hours
  • Tips can be generous

Cons

  • Limited number of cities available
  • Minimum age of 21 years old

9. Eaze

If you live in California, you can deliver with Eaze. Well, you actually don’t work for Eaze. Instead you deliver for one of the dispensaries that Eaze works with.

You see, the Eaze app helps coordinates marijuana order deliveries to customers. Drivers like you to make these deliveries.

When you drive for an approved dispensary, you’ll generally work between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. You make an hourly wage from the dispensary, plus mileage reimbursement for each delivery.

Note: You may earn tips as well.

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Pros

  • Easy to use app
  • Growing industry

Cons

  • Limited locations
  • Background check

10. Grubhub

With a Trust Pilot score of 2 stars, Grubhub barely made our list. Grubhub also ranks 117th among Food Delivery sites.

Grubhub operates in 2,700 cities. They also have a partnership with over 140,000 restaraunts. Grubhub also owns Seamless, which has a Trust Pilot score of 2.5 stars.

Of all the apps, Grubhub is simple to use. Like other delivery companies to work for, Grubhub is very similar in that you need a car, a valid driver’s license, and a smartphone.

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Pros

  • Expansive list of available cities
  • “Smart Scheduling” helps drivers get the hours they want

Cons

  • Must be at least 19 years of age
  • Newer phone required

FAQ

How old do you have to be to deliver?

Most sites require delivery personnel to be at least 18 years of age. Additionally, they require car insurance.

How many hours minimum are required?

Check out each company for minimum requirements. Some offer as little as one. At some point if your account is not used, they will close it.

Am I required to have a background check?

Yes, most companies now a days require background checks.

Quick Comparison

CompanyRatingHrly Est Pay*
Door Dash4.2$20
Postmates4.2$14
Shipt3.8$22
Uber Eats4.2$12
Instacart4.0$15
Favor Delivery2.3$10
Caviar4.3$25
Saucey3.7$14
Eaze2.4$16
Grubhub2.5$12

*Hourly pay based on estimates

Summary

As you can see, there are many ways to make money in the delivery business. And, you can choose to deliver just about anything you want.

Note that you’re an independent contractor for all of these delivery jobs. You will need to track your income and expenses to claim tax deductions.

You will pay taxes on any income you earn, including tips. These apps don’t withhold income tax like your day job might.

We recommend saving a portion of all delivery income to avoid a surprise tax bill.

And remember, what effort you put in to anything will make a difference. Delivery jobs are a great way to get after it!!

108 thoughts on “10 Best Delivery Apps To Work For”

  1. To Laurie,
    This is a good list. Could you please provide more insight regarding the below queries?
    1. How does the pay work? Is it hourly, or based on the driving distance?
    2. Will they pay instantly for every delivery, or only after reaching the minimum payout?

    • Actually, every company can be different. If you read the post, DoorDash pays by delivery yet Postmates appears to pay by the hour. The best way to find out positively is to go to their website and read about it. That should answer all of those kinds of questions for you.

      • I work for both Doordash and Postmates. Both pay per delivery. I’m pretty sure all of them pay per delivery.

          • I work with two as well. In my case it is DoorDash and a smaller group called Roadie. The deliveries through Roadie are typically longer so I determine if I am going to offer to drive it based on how busy DoorDash is at the time.
            I did however drive for GrubHub for a bit and the trick is to schedule what you can with each and not overlap the time. I personally don’t like the way Grubhub’s driver app is set up. It is too clunky and acceptance of an order is timed so you could easily get in an accident trying to accept a delivery.

    • GrubHub is one of the best delivery apps to work for. I don’t know why it’s not at the top of your list. It certainly pays better than Uber Eats.

      • You are so right Chuck. I’ve worked 6 shifts with Uber Eats and the asshole customers rarely tip and therefore I make about $9/hr. Then take out the gas money and car maintenance that Uber doesn’t pay me for. I’m working for damn near nothing.

    • Hi Laurie,

      I have a pickup and I am available to deliver small items that can fit into to a 6 foot bed.
      What is the best app for delivery of furniture, boxes and anything that else that can’t fit into a car.
      I’ve heard about Lugg, but they have gotten really bad reviews on the web.

      Jerry

  2. Quite a random list you’ve got here. I’ve worked for Postmates, Uber eats, and Caviar, and make 3 times as much as I could for any of them doing deliveries for 2 companies that aren’t even on your list. Kinda makes you wonder what qualifies as ‘best’ to you.

  3. I have been working with Postmates for over 2 months with my husband. He drives and delivers and I do the pick ups. We have made close to $2000 in the past 2 months working 3 hours a day 3-5 days a week. It’s not tons of money, but it’s actually sort of fun and we get to spend time together. It’s our side hustle, and since Postmates doesn’t require that you sign up for shifts, it’s been great! We’ve done a few deliveries or as many as 13 in 5 hours. We’ve gotten bonuses for getting 8 deliveries in 4 hours and for signing people up. It does do a number on our cars and gas does factor into the equation. We have yet to do our taxes, so we will see about that…
    We know our city, Pittsburgh, quite well, and we work well together, so it works for us. It saves worrying about where to park and getting a ticket and we are pretty efficient!!! Not being able to call when we’ve had problems is a pain, but I actually have been able to talk to someone, or email, if necessary.

    • I’m glad Postmates is working out so well for you and appreciate your comments. Keep up the good work for more bonuses in the future! 🙂

  4. I’m having difficulty finding the actual amount each service pays their driver. Whenever I look into any job, my first question is, “How much will I get paid”? I can’t find that information on their websites, or I’m not looking in the right place. Please help.

    • Well, for Uber it’s listed on the bottom of the main page, but it is variable and depends on several things. We have a post that might help answer a few more of your questions for both Uber and Lyft. It compares the two, so be sure to check it out. However, it still doesn’t spell out what the pay is exactly. DoorDash pays based on each delivery. I imagine it is based on the size of the order, time of day, distance you travel to deliver, etc. I believe Postmates and most of the others are the same way. We also shared a podcast on our site from someone who does this for a living. It is called, “How to Make Money Using Lyft and Uber with Harry Campbell”. I know that doesn’t give you a set answer, but perhaps you could try it as a side hustle to start out? Or, take a delivery from one of them in your area and ask the driver. Whatever you decide to do, I wish you luck with it.

    • DoorDash pay is based on distance and “desirability” which is basically the expected wait time to get the order so each delivery is different. Some restaurants are really good and others not so much. Plus you get paid more for large orders and the grocery orders that you accept.

    • Wendie Groth

      Caviar minimum pay is $3.90 and up with bonuses and Milestones if they show you on the app which days most the time is lunch and Dinner. Like Every 3 delivery you get pay extra $8-$9 for every delivery or make an extra $4 for each delivery.Sometimes you can get pay as much as $40 plus tips depending on the order and location.

      Postmates minimum payment is $4 and up depending on the location

      Ubereats pays $5 per delivery

      Doordash minimum pay is $2 and up

      With these 4 companies I worked for.c
      Caviar pays the most.

  5. I’ve been delivering with Door Dash and Uber Eats for about a month now. Typically I make between $4-6 per delivery, not including tips, but sometimes more, depending on whether I’m working when it’s busy because they offer bonuses (or boosts, as Uber Eats calls it) to help keep up with demand. The pay depends on how busy it is (demand), the distance to the restaurant, the distance to the delivery location, and the trip time to the delivery location. You’d probably be surprised by how many people won’t tip. (Though to be fair, the delivery fees are already kinda high on Uber Eats) It’s a really easy side job to make some decent extra cash.

    • I’m glad you found a way to make extra money that you like. I wish you good luck and continued success with it!

  6. I’m a Dasher and I’m making average of about $150 a week. I think I average only about $12/hour. It’s hard to get orders – sometimes I just get one an hour. It’s been pretty frustrating to make it worth the gas money and wear and tear on my vehicle. I think the more expensive the restaurant, the better the delivery pay. I had $85 worth of food to deliver only a couple of miles away and made $20. But that’s only happened twice. I’m trying to find another delivery service for a city near me that has great delivery opportunity potential as far as the volume of restaurants in the area. I’m going to try Uber Eats again too, but nothing is near where I live. I have to drive a bit to get to where these services are available.

    • Yes, it’s tougher to make a living delivering food if you don’t live in a city large enough to support delivery services. Of course, driving to and from somewhere can eat into your profits too. But I hope you can make a go of it!

  7. I’ve used instacart for a while and it’s very difficult to make any money. On the average, you spend 1.5-2.5 hrs and go up to 15 miles to fill a grocery order of 5-30 items and make $14-20. After gas and vehicle use, your making about $8/hr and sometimes less. I’m not sure how it’s legal, but they don’t pay minimum wage difference. The worst part, is instacart leads people to believe tips aren’t neccessary, so most people only tip $2-3. It’s sadly obvious that keeping drivers happy and allowing them to make decent money is far from a priority for them.

    • I’m sorry to hear that. Of course, you can always try to find other work or another delivery service to work for. In addition, you could let them know that if you haven’t already. Thanks for your comments.

    • I totally agree, I’m working in San Antonio, and they only pay $7/hr. and tips are usually (if any) $2-$3

  8. I have been working with DoorDash with my boyfriend for about a month. You get paid per delivery and the payment also depends on how much you’re delivering and how far you’re traveling. For example, you’ll definitely get paid more for delivering 8 meals to a real estate office than for delivering 1 smoothie to a girl in dorm room 24B. I also really enjoy the peak pay incentives that add on anywhere between $2-$10 per delivery just for working in a busy city during lunch or dinner rushes. I usually average between $80-$120 for about 6 hours of work in a city. When my boyfriend and I team up, we can usually get closer to $200 in the same amount of time. The only downside is that DoorDash doesn’t take into account restaurants not having the order ready, traffic, etc., so it’s really hard to be on time. I have done deliveries that expect me to have their order to them in 10 minutes when its 8 minutes of travel plus waiting for the restaurant to prepare their food! LOL

    • Thanks for your perspective on working for DoorDash. It sounds like getting food there on time can be challenging at times. At the same time, it’s nice to hear you are making money doing it. 🙂

    • How do you and your boyfriend make more? Please explain? I’m thinking bout working together with my girlfriend?

      • One person drives, the other retrieves the order and delivers to customer. Saves time, complete delivery quicker, time for accepting more orders. I deliver alone, sometimes I wish I could talk my son into helping

  9. I’ve done delivery and courier work for many years. Be prepared to have car transmission issues. Repairs are not cheap. Take this into account when deciding.

    • You have a good point. There will be some maintenance to account for if you use a car to work in a delivery job. Thanks for your comments.

  10. I drive for DoorDash. I make about $400-600. Every Monday I work from 12:30-5:30, Monday through Saturday. It’s a pretty good side hustle. I don’t feel like I’m working. I tried Postmates and they are okay, but you go all over the place.

  11. This is a good article. Thanks! I have a concierge and housekeeping business that services the Philadelphia area as well as Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia, and I’m always looking for more efficient ways to offer deliveries as well as finding quality workers.

    • Those are two additional options you could choose from in some locations. Thanks for mentioning them.

  12. I’ve been working for Uber Eats and Postmates for about 2 months. They both pay you a set amount for the pick up and drop off, and then you get paid per minute on how long your wait is for the pick up. Also, you get paid for mileage to the drop off only. I normally work hours after my day job, 6pm-8pm, maybe 3 to 4 times a week, and then the weekend shift – Friday’s and Saturday’s from 6pm to 10pm or sometimes later. I make about $150 to $300 a week depending on my hustle.

    • We do mention them in one of our other posts on this site. The best way to find out info is to ask someone you know who delivers for them or uses their services. You could also check out their site for yourself and look up reviews about them to see if people like using the service.

  13. Hey, Deacon. Two companies that aren’t mentioned on your list that pay hourly plus tips are Waitr and Bite Squad. They are similar to the other delivery services, but you are a W-2 employee instead of a 1099.

    • Thanks for mentioning these, Michael! Of course, we don’t always have the room or the time in the post to mention them all. So, I’m glad you commented about these two!

  14. I work for Amazon Flex in the Boston, MA area. I usually make $1000 per week for under 40 hours of work and about $1200 or more working 40 hours. Sometimes it’s very difficult to get blocks. I manage to get them, though. I also work for GrubHub. I make about $200 per week working about 8 hours.

  15. I enjoy working for Uber Eats except for two things. They have the worst GPS that I have ever seen. You cannot trust it or depend on it. I have had it try to send me the wrong way on one way streets. It never chooses the most efficient route. Forget about even trying to use the driver support. All of the people are from foreign countries and have the idea that patronizing you is the way to get things accomplished. They are more frustrating than the GPS.

    • It sounds like you need to let Uber Eats know about these issues, if you haven’t already. For your sake, I hope they are resolved soon.

    • That’s true! Sometimes I do not understand what they say. I have to ask them to repeat. They are very nice though – very calm and poised!

      Don’t know if this has happened to you, but Uber Eats runs random background checks on driver partners several times per year and then they reduce the background check fee from your weekly payout. The background check fee is $40. With 3 background checks per year it’ll be $120. reduced from your paycheck. It’s ridiculous!

  16. I highly recommend Bite Squad if it’s available in your area. I’ve worked for them in the Gainesville market for a year now. We get paid hourly with guaranteed rates during lunch and dinner hours, and a guarantee of $15 per hour on Friday through Sunday evenings. I typically make at least $11 per hour, although I commonly make closer to $16 per hour. The scheduling is extremely flexible (you only need to commit to working 3 hours a week, but I typically work around 20 hours a week), you can withdraw funds from your bi-weekly paycheck within a day, and the pay is awesome. I regularly make at least $500 per paycheck. It is by far the best delivery service I have found to work for!

  17. I’ve delivered food for Postmates for close to 1 1/2 years. It’s been my second income getting me through the month here in California – my day job is a HS teacher’s aide). I was doing well with Postmates until 3 months ago when they lowered the base pay per delivery and changed mileage and wait times, etc. For example, I use to average 6-8 deliveries within a 3-4 hour window per night during the week, excluding Fridays. I earned approximately $45-$60 a night not including tips. Now, for the same number of deliveries during the week, I’m making just under $20. Go figure! I used to rave nothing but good about Postmates. This change for less does not work for many of us here in California as we pay high gas prices already.

    • I’m sorry to hear that you are not having good luck delivering for Postmates any more. Perhaps you could check out their competition to see if the pay is better.

  18. I work for Doorash and Postmates. Postmates is good if the customer tips. Dash is cheap. If the customer gives you a good tip, Door Dash will only pay you $1. They use your tip as part of their base pay. It’s tip theft. There is a class action case against them.

    • Have you asked them about this or checked out any agreement you signed with them to see if this enters into it? Those are some places to start if you want to resolve the issue quicker.

  19. Are there retailers that provide delivery service as opposed to drive-up? While there’d be less personal control, the employer would pay 1/2 of the social security and medicare taxes. You’d be on their books for taxes. I’ve worked retail. Drive-up service is usually handled by a front-end staff member. It doesn’t offer the benefit of getting out of the store and jaunting about town.

    • Some retailers provide delivery services. However, each one has their own policies, etc. on how they reimburse their drivers.

  20. I do Postmates and Uber Eats. I do pretty well during the peak times with Uber Eats, especially when they’re offering promotions. However, with Postmates, I had to pay for the food once I got to the restaurant using my Postmates Debit Card. I was totally turned off by that. So, I need to have money on my Postmates card at all times so I can pay for the orders. Then, I have to wait to be paid for those orders.

    • I’m sorry to hear that Postmates is not working out for you as well as you’d hoped. Keep in mind there are other options you could try as well. 🙂

  21. Doordash definitely shouldn’t be number 1. It’s hard to actually earn money because they take your tips to use toward your guaranteed amount. So, even if a customer tips $5, if the guaranteed amount is $7, that’s all you get. Postmates is okay, but they don’t tell you how far your total trip is until you’re done. It sends you all information in stages as you complete your delivery. But the tip is 100% your own. Uber Eats is good, but they also take some of your tips for taxes instead of making the customer pay them.

      • I’ve done alot of Uber Eats deliveries and never have my tips been taken for taxes as Gigi said above!! I sure don’t understand where that assumption would have come from??

        • How do you know if you got a tip or not? When it is not in your hands to decide If you get a tip…absolute power corrupts absolutely.

  22. I work for Postmates. They don’t take the order money from you. You’re not responsible to pay it. They put the amount to cover the order. You should not be putting money on that card – FYI.

    • I do not know. You can either Google about it or check out the links in this post to see if any of the sites have delivery jobs in your area. Or another alternative is that you might be able to start your own!

  23. I worked for Shipt and took on about 4 orders thrown to me that I couldn’t physically get to while delivering to other shops for them over a period of a month. They let me go yesterday because of it. I’ve never been let go in my 50 years on Earth. It’s just awful. Beware.

    • I’ve worked for Shipt for almost 2 years. I absolutely love the flexibility and extra money but I’ll be the first to admit their training needs improvement. FYI for others who may be having the same issue you had: You don’t have to take all the orders they send you. If you are on the schedule and accept an order, remove yourself from the schedule for that hour so they don’t send you more. They don’t expect you to be in 2 places at once but it is important (And your responsibility) to learn how to manage your own schedule. There is a FB group for every metro where Shipt is located and it is huge wealth of information, especially for new shoppers. But, in the end, gig jobs aren’t for everyone. Don’t feel bad that Shipt didn’t work for you, maybe another one will. Good luck!

  24. I love to work. I’m good with people and very nice. I will do anything you want me to do. I love to walk a lot.

    • You could always contact them to check and see if there is anything additional they need from you so you can get started. Look for their contact information on their website.

  25. These jobs are very very dependent on 3 things.

    Location
    Time of day
    Number of delivery drivers

    If your location has very few people you are not going to make even 1/4 minimum wage.
    If you can’t schedule out the right times of day because they limit the number of active deilvery drivers you won’t get any money.
    If there are hundreds of people doing the same thing competing for the orders, you’re done.

    Companies like Instacart has proven that in a small city or over saturated employee area you make less than 20 dollars a week. Not even close to what is need to live on. In places like LA and Miami the customers are very cheap never tipping and the company likes to send you on large orders for almost no pay.

    Realize that companies like Instacart charge by the item… NOT QUANTITY. So if a customer orders a case of 40 bottle waters… quantity 200… Instacart will pay you 4 dollars for the order for a 15 mile drive. No heavy pay, no tip, no peak hour bonus. Just 4 dollars for 200 cases of bottled water… oh and they time you so you have only 10 minutes to shop for them, 3 minutes to check out, and 2 minutes to drive the 15 miles to deliver… if you’re late you speed rating goes down, you get less orders.

    They are NOT worth the headache as these companies are nothing but pyramid schemes designed to generate revenue from free labor… you don’t even break even with gas. Instacart alone has been sued by the shoppers over 7 times in the last 10 years and they’ve settled out of court every time cause they know they would lose the case.

    • I’m sorry that you’ve had a bad experience with Instacart. It’s true that a lot of them are dependent on where you’re living and some other variables, however other have had some success with these and I hope you can find something that works for you!

  26. I might disappear after this comment, but it seems like Amazon, Door Dash, and Uber Eats, who i’ve worked for, are all actually part of some larger cooperative. The orders between door dash and uber eats fluctuate if you stay on both apps at the same time. Also, it seems it is more a service that profiles you and your attitude, as much as your driving safety. Which I guess is okay. But the world we live in is changing and these are just jobs that have ulterior motives. As much as the apps also profile their customers. Perhaps the best reason to work for any of these companies is to motivate you to find a different job. If i disappear because of these comments, oh well, but what will probably happen is when I go to work delivering tonight, I will by coincidence, get the worst orders possible. Good luck.

  27. I’ve been doing lead gen and affiliate stuff for 21 years, and I have a few red flags up after trying to get through (anything but) Eaze’s sign-up process – a small flag went up on the first page of the process where the orphaned bullet, and the flags got increasingly large (amateur form validation issues) until the grand finale: the Docusign contract that is not active, spitting out an error message with no recourse or alert to their web team. If this is how they roll out a referral program, you don’t want to be dealing with the roughness when they’re trying to actually execute it.

  28. Do both postmates and doordash. Postmates saturates with people delivering so it’s hard to get deliveries and not dependable. Doordash controls the amount of couriers and has schedules to choose from. It’s more reliable to get work.

    • Yes indeed! I was doing both but let Postmates go! I’m thinking about picking up Uber Eats. My stepson drives for DoorDash now. His first week he made $800.. I been doing it for a few months and most o made in a week was $275.. But he has no kids. So….

  29. I just recently lost my job as a maintenance tech making good money. I recently started doing DoorDash and while I won’t make what I did doing my profession, it is helping fill in the gaps. If i lived in a bigger city i could see making a living doing this.

  30. Everything varies. What city, Traffic, Hiws your car on gas, All of these companies have different ways to earn decent money if you are smart enough to know what to do and what not to do as far as deliveries go anyway. Some allow you to bike, which can get you thru high traffic areas quicker and make a decent living doing a few side gigs. I do doordash, Grubhub & I’ve done Postmates and Amazon flex in the past. Each of their perks & each of their downfalls. Overall you need to find what works for you

  31. I’ve delivered In Fort Worth, TX for Uber Eats and Pizza Hut for 3 weeks now and average about $11-12/hr. utilizing the 4-10pm shift. Pizza Hut offers $4.25/hr plus tips that average $7/hr, the smallest being $2, and Uber is $3-7/delivery plus tips that average $3/hr, the smallest being .79. These averages include those that don’t tip, but most tip something. I hate the wait for food prep time with Uber, but usually it’s ready, except for McDs, but the app allows you to comment on how the pickup and delivery were. A couple times the restaurant couldn’t fulfill the order, in which case just call them, let them cancel it and usually they’ll pay you $3-4 for the trip expense. I am planning on trying downtown lunch deliveries when I get the chance, but for now I’ve earned $370 for 30 hrs work, and made my car payment ($270) which was my goal for the month.

  32. I work with DoorDash, and they can be ok, but I have to many issues with their app. I have made pick ups at restaurants where I’ve waited 40 minutes for the order to be made. When You’re running a business and trying to make money, waiting 40 minutes takes away from other deliveries you could be making. I’ve been sent to places where a particular restaurant didn’t even exist. Then, not being able to get in touch with DoorDash, or the customer to figure a solution. I have made over 1000 dollars in one week, so like I said, it can be ok. You just need to be able to put up with the hassles…..which are many.

    • That’s impressive that you were able to make over 1000 in one week! There are draw backs with DoorDash as with any of the other companies, but being able to make that much money from a side hustle can definitely make it worth it!

  33. Instacart is by far the worst company with the worst business model on record. I worked for weeks made 600dollars and drove over 4 counties to chase bonuses they promised but never delivered. I never do these types of reviews as I’m of the old school mindset if you have nothing good to say say nothing at all…but this is a sure way to lose money and run a car into the ground.
    Network issues(especially when I was about to make a bonus). Terrible product replacement suggestion, sometimes no directions or wiring directions. Absolute chaos and run you ragged for pennies.

    • I’m sorry to hear that you had a problem with Instacart. I know some people who have had success, but it can be hit or miss. It can have a huge impact on where you live. Thank you for sharing your experience! It can help others figure out if the service is right for them!

  34. I looked into favor really quick and according to their website they only are in Texas.

    I have to put my two cents in about Postmates. I accepted a delivery from McDonald’s and when I arrived there it was closed and so I contacted the customer to let them know the situation but told them what was still open because it was 2:00am and they were from out of town. Since I was the only person in the area at the time I said I’m going to cancel the order but I’ll stay online and pick up the next delivery. On my way to pickup the new order I noticed the road the navigation wanted me to take was closed due to construction and the only other routes are quite a bit longer I made the drop and that was done. After I sent support a message letting them know the situation and ask if I could be compensated for the added distance to which they responded with this

    “Thank you for reaching out to Postmates Fleet Support. I understand that you have a concern regarding your delivery in which you’ve taken an alternative route. I’d be glad to assist.

    I understand that you had to go on a longer route because of road construction. Postmates allows you to take the route you want and give you control over how you will perform the delivery.

    However, you will still be paid out for the shortest and efficient route that the system tracked.”

    No a huge deal but enough to piss a guy off.

  35. I have been applying for amazon Flex in Los Angeles area over and over for months since the beginning of the year and no response. It would be a perfect job for me since I have been a delivery and ride share driver for years and also worked for FEDEX for 6 years… How can I get an Amazon Flex job?!?!

    • Sign in on the amazon site with a gmail account. Search for jobs. After you do your search for your state and city, it’ll say “No jobs found”, Then sign out. Eventually, Amazon will text you and and if you want to be notified when jobs are available. You say yes……and wait. In either days or weeks, you will receive a text telling you about an amazon opening in your area. Believe me, when you view the opening, you best apply right then and there, because later that day, or by the next day, the offer is full and unavailable. You may have to wait months (I DID) for an amazon flex job or a Driver job. The early bird gets the worm there for sure.

  36. While I think these services are great for a fast start, an important thing to remember is that you’re not building any equity for yourself — you’re not building a reputation or client base or special skills. This is extra income but with very limited potential upside.

    • This makes a good point. This is definitely mostly for making some extra money on the side (sometimes a pretty decent amount), but it’s definitely not as much a career!

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