Interested in driving for UberEATS? If you are already an Uber driver, perhaps you’re looking for something similar, but less-passenger oriented? Try becoming an a delivery driver with UberEATS. Uber EATS is currently available across a wide variety of cities. UberEATS was launched in 2014 and is similar to services like DoorDash, Caviar, Postmates or Amazonflex.
What drivers like about UberEATS:
- Unlike regular Uber trips (which connect drivers directly to passengers), UberEATS connects drivers with food-delivery couriers.
- It often appeals to drivers who prefer to work mid-day or in the afternoons (as well as drivers who prefer to not interface directly with multiple passengers).
- Drivers often encounter happy customers when their food gets delivered, which creates a general up-beat feeling on the job
- Uber app keeps track of earnings and makes them easily visible
What drivers don’t like about UberEATS:
- Uber app doesn’t allow customers to tip drivers
- Tips are not encouraged by Uber (but drivers are allowed to accept them)
- Some drivers report that delivery tips are rare or infrequent, unlike for Pizza Couriers
- Wait times to pick up food from restaurants can be long (and without compensation)
Need to know:
- Drivers must be 21 years of age (or older)
- 3 years or more of driving experience required
- Drivers must possess a valid & current Driver’s License
- must have a clean driving record
- Drivers must pass an automated background check
- In certain cities, UberEATS allows bicycles (cyclist still need to pass a background check)
- + easy to sign up and get started
- + flexible hours
- + some drivers prefers the fewer interactions with passengers
- – Uber app doesn’t allow in-app tipping
- – tipping not encouraged by UberEATS (unlike other delivery services)
- – orders can be infrequent, especially in areas where UberEATS is new, or in less dense areas