Many thanks to all these technological advancements. For without them, most of us would still be struggling to walk two blocks to get food, groceries or drinks. Placing an order for your next meal while at the comfort of your couch and having it in less than 20 minutes was just a dream a few years ago. Then delivery apps came along and made life a whole lot easier. The silver lining in all of this is the opportunity to make money as a delivery person. What is the best food delivery app to make money with though?
We all know there are quite a number of food delivery apps. It is a bit hard to narrow it down to one best food delivery app to make with. However, we have done our research and come up with a list of some of the best food delivery apps out there that you can make money with.
Before we delve into the details of the best food delivery apps, you need to know some of the basic requirements. For the specific requirements, you need to confirm with the websites when you are registering as a delivery person. However, with most of these apps, you will need to:
- Be 18 years and above.
- Have a smartphone.
- Have a driving record- a clean one for that matter.
- Have the means to do delivery e.g. a car, a scooter or a bike. Some few companies allow people to deliver on foot though.
Now, let us get into the juicy details- delivery apps
1. Uber Eats
The main difference between the Uber trip request app and Uber Eats app is that you will be delivering food orders instead of people. To make money by delivering with Uber Eats you must meet their requirements and SIGN UP.
Some of the requirements include:
- Minimum age of 19 or 21 if you are in Canada.
- Have a valid driving license, proof of vehicle registration, and insurance.
- Have at least 1 year of driving experience.
- Can lift up to 30 pounds
- Use an eligible vehicle.
Delivery-partners wishing to use a bicycle or scooter can apply. However, this option is available in certain regions only. The age for this option also depends on the region.
You do not have to be an Uber driver-partner to deliver with Uber Eats. If, however, you have partnered with them as a driver, you can opt into Uber Eats in the app by navigating to your account and selecting Vehicle Options. Then accept the delivery terms.
How much money you will make delivering with Uber Eats will vary. What you make will depend on where you live and the demand in your city at any particular moment. The more the demand the more the deliveries you are likely to make. This could translate to more money for you. The app is available on iOS and Android platforms.
Caviar operates all days of the week but is only open from 8 am to 11.30 pm. Within these working hours, you are free to pick the ones that suit you. As a driver, you will be paid with a task-based fee after every successful delivery. According to their website, you can make up to $25 per hour. In case you want to receive your cash instantly, you can use their Cash App.
Alternatively, your payouts can be deposited directly into your account every week.
- Be 18 years of age and above.
- Have delivery means such as a scooter, car, bike truck, or motorcycles.
- A smartphone.
- 2 years of driving experience.
- Pass their background check.
They have such a cool name for their delivery drivers, Dashers. Anyway, DoorDash is an app where people order for food from local restaurants. Your job as a driver is to pick up the orders and deliver. You will get a base pay and get to keep 100% of the tips you receive. Unlike GrubHub which shows you the total payout, DoorDash will only show you the total value of the order. They also do have Per-job incentives, especially during peak times. Unfortunately, they do require scheduling.
The base amount depends on:
- Driving distance.
- Order size.
- Wait up time at the restaurant.
Here are the requirements you need to meet to be a Dasher:
- Be 18 years and above.
- Have a clean driving license.
- Have more than 3 incidents in the last 3 years.
If you meet the qualifications and apply, they will do a background check. If you pass the background check you are good to start earning some money.
It is also available on iOS and Android platforms. The good thing about GrubHub is that you will be provided with adequate information for any delivery. From the pickup location to the drop-off and the total payout (inclusive of your tip). All of their orders are prepaid and you get to pick 100% of the tips you get. During the meal times, there are consistent orders.
However, you will be limited to your delivery zone, which you choose during the registration process. Problem with this is that you might be somewhere outside your zone where you can deliver but it is not possible since it is not your delivery zone. Additionally, it is wise to avoid signing up for scheduling blocks. As much as this will guarantee you minimum hourly earnings, you will have to meet an 85% acceptance rate in a day. It is a good arrangement but no a great one if you want some flexibility and independence when on the job.
To register as a driver, all you need is to:
- Be 19 years and above. 21 years and above for those in Chicago.
- Own a smartphone. For Android phones, it has to be 4.0 and above while for iOS 10 and above. It should also have a data plan.
- A minimum of 2 years of driving experience.
- A valid driver’s license and auto insurance.
- If you are registering as a biker you must have a valid state ID.
- Have a checking account for direct deposits.
- Pass their background check.
Postmates gives you a chance to make some not only delivering food but also groceries, office supplies, and other items. Unlike some on the list that limits you to your location, Postmates allows their couriers to deliver in any of their markets at any time. As a courier, you will be paid depending in the mileage, waiting time, and when there is high demand they activate the Blitz price-multiplier.
The issue with Postmates is that they offer minimal support to their couriers. The tipping also is not as well defined when placing the order like with other apps like GrubHub and DoorDash. This makes some customer get away with tipping upon delivery. They also do not provide the delivery location
All you need to start delivering with Postmates is tell them all about yourself, provide a photo of yourself as well as proof of identity. You will also need to have a car, a scooter or a bike. It is not a must though because on some occasions people deliver on foot. Once verified, they give you a delivery kit free (a delivery bag and prepaid card).
Shipt makes is possible for customers to have their fresh foods and household essentials delivered to them. As a delivery person, all you have to do is sign up as a member, and deliver stuff for customers from the stores they trust. From their website, if you are an experienced shopper, you can make up to $22 per hour. They deliver paychecks every week.
You do not have to work full time. In case you want to be shopping for people on a part-time basis then you are good to go with Ship. To make it, you first need to apply and get interviewed, get their approval, download their app and you are set.
For their requirements, you need to be:
- At least 18 years old.
- Have a valid U.S driving license and auto insurance.
- A reliable vehicle (the model year 1997 or newer).
- Able to lift 40 pounds.
- Have a smartphone. iOS 10 or newer or Android 5.0 or newer.
- Have insulated cooler bags.
- Have knowledge of produce selection.
Tapingo focuses on delivering food to campuses. And, wait for it, alcohol! If you want to make money delivering food to campuses, then you need a smartphone, a means to deliver. This could be a car or a bike. You also have to pass their background check. Drivers can make up to $25 per hour and are paid on a weekly basis. Additionally, you can get flexible hours to work.
Favor is a delivery app that delivers just about anything to their customers. From grocery shopping to food and dry cleaning. To register as a Runner, as they call it, you need to be 18 years and above, have a smartphone and have a reliable means of transport. You also need to have a clean record.
With them, you get to be your own boss. Pick the time that is suitable for you to do deliveries. Drivers make around $10 to $18 per hour and get to keep all of their tips.
When it comes to food delivery, Eat24 works pretty much the same as the others on the list. They are available in most of the major US cities such as Seattle, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Chicago.
To register as a delivery driver with them, you need to have:
- A valid driver’s license.
- Car insurance.
- Your bank account information.
Their registration process is also simple. On the website, you just need to fill out your information, you state, and the vehicle type you wish to use. They allow drivers to use bikes, scooters, motorcycles, and cars.
As a driver, you will work within your schedule. Just pick the hours that are flexible for you and you are good to go. Although it is hard to tell you how much money you will make, the pay is competitive and you get to keep 100% of your tips.
In conclusion, there are many food delivery Apps in the US that offer you a chance to make money. Whether you want to be your own boss on a full-time basis or make some extra income on a part-time basis.
The choices are endless. Most importantly, you can register with more than one app as a delivery driver. This gives you a chance to pick a delivery that offers you more pay and incentives at any particular time. As long as you have a valid driver’s license, are 18 years of age and above, and have the means to deliver then you can sign up with most of these up. For the means, all you need is a car, a motorcycle, a bike or a scooter and you become your own boss.