Which driving and delivery apps pay best?
Driving and delivery are bright spots in an otherwise bleak job market, with delivery companies such as Amazon Flex, Grubhub and Postmates scrambling to find enough workers to keep up with demand. But if you’re considering a side hustle in the delivery space, there’s a more important question to ask: Which driving and delivery apps pay best?
The answer varies widely based on the city, says Ryan Green, co-founder of an app called Gridwise that aggregates driving and delivery data, including information on local events and airport traffic, to help drivers boost their hourly earnings and track expenses.
With 220,000 users nationwide, Gridwise pulled together user income statistics to compare earnings expectations for the nation’s top driving and delivery services, including Uber, DoorDash and Instacart. These statistics track the results of more than 2 million gigs.
Ride-hailing services currently pay a slightly higher average hourly rate than delivery, according to Gridwise data. That’s partly because many ride-hail drivers have dropped out since the pandemic started. As a result, companies are increasingly turning to “surge” pricing to attract drivers back, Green says.
Overall, ride-hail drivers earn between 50 cents and $4 more per hour than food-delivery drivers in major markets. That includes tips, which are far more likely to be given to food-delivery drivers than to ride-hail drivers. Roughly 68% of food deliveries include a tip; just 32% of ride-hail trips get a tip.
However, from city to city, there are wide variations in hourly earnings and in which platforms pay best.
Few drivers are platform-monogamous — and that’s wise, Green says. What pushes down your hourly rates as a freelance driver is downtime between gigs. By signing up with multiple platforms, you can switch between apps and cut your downtime dramatically, he says.
Green suggests that drivers sign up with at least two platforms. If you drive a lot, you might want to sign up with as many as five. By strategically switching between apps, Green maintains, drivers can boost their earnings by as much as 40%.
Gridwise data summary
In five of the 10 U.S. metro areas analyzed, Amazon Flex pays the most. In some cases, the difference is dramatic: In Dallas-Fort Worth, for instance, Amazon Flex pays nearly 27% more than its nearest competitor.
Uber generally pays more than Lyft. Average hourly pay of Uber drivers exceeded the average hourly pay of Lyft drivers in 14 of 18 major cities, including New York, Seattle, Boston, Houston and San Jose. However, in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas, Lyft pays more than Uber but less than Uber Eats.
Three apps — Amazon Flex, Uber and Grubhub — are among the best-paying in seven of 10 major cities. Two of these three are among the best-paying in all 10 cities examined.
The Gridwise analysis shows average hourly pay for ride-hail and food-delivery driving by major metro area. It also ranks the best payers in each city and notes how much more they paid per hour than the next-best option. Here are figures for a few California metro areas.
Average hourly pay: $17.37 for ride-hail; $16.05 for delivery
The best-paying app is Uber Eats, which pays 1.22% more than No. 2, Lyft.
Lyft pays 0.17% more than Grubhub, which pays 3.06% more than Uber, which pays 2.14% more than Amazon Flex.
Average hourly pay: $17.56 for ride-hail; $18.07 for delivery
The best-paying app is Amazon Flex, which pays 3.69% more than No. 2, Uber Eats.
Uber Eats pays 2.61% more than Grubhub, which pays 5.68% more than Lyft, which pays 4.88% more than Postmates.
Average hourly pay: $19.48 for ride-hail; $15.97 for delivery
The best-paying app is Uber Eats, which pays 3.38% more than No. 2, Grubhub.
Grubhub pays 4.6% more than Amazon Flex, which pays 1.8% more than Uber, which pays 5.59% more than Lyft.
Kristof is the editor of SideHusl.com, an independent site that reviews hundreds of money-making opportunities in the gig economy.
Become an Uber Eats Driver vs Regular Uber Driver: Pros and Cons Post-COVID Pandemic
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With the pandemic now under control and the worst behind the United States as of 5/22/2021, many states are already planning on reopening in full capacity. Just this fortnight, California has announced that the entire state will fully reopen with no required social distancing on June 15, 2021, based on science and data telling us that the pandemic is now under control thanks to the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna. Thankfully, the more of the general populace gets vaccinated, the quicker the country will recover from the pandemic as a whole.
Post-COVID pandemic, Uber is experiencing a shortage of regular Uber Drivers
Yes, it is true. Uber is experiencing a shortage of regular Uber Drivers, which translate to more tip and pay for you because they will compensate more per ride, which is an opportune moment to be making $25/hour or more just for driving passengers around. I imagine this window of opportunity will be short-lived as more of the country transition back to a regular life that we knew pre-COVID pandemic. So if you want to take advantage of the current situation of a higher pay wage and tip, you will want to become a Uber Driver sooner than later to capitalize on this opportunity.
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So a question that may be looming in the back of your mind may be whether you should be a Uber Eats Driver, a Regular Uber Driver, or opt for both services?
Pros and cons of becoming an Uber Eats Driver
Pros of becoming an Uber Eats Driver
- You do not have a face-to-face confrontation with your customer when delivering food as opposed to driving a client passenger around if you were to say be a regular Uber driver. Your passenger is the food your delivering.
- Food delivery can feel routine like clockwork and not have too many wildcard variables like having noisy or rude passengers in your car.
- If you are shy and don’t like to deal with customers who may or may not be rude, intoxicated, or a mix at different times of the day.
- Not having to talk excessively or people-pleasing because your passenger is your food delivery remember.
- Less risk of contracting COVID-19 because of less exposure to strangers
- Very predictable and safe schedule because you can trust food and not constantly random passengers.
- Introvert-friendly. No need to meet strangers.
Cons of becoming an Uber Eats Driver
- Work hours are sadly only limited to breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast I’ve found to only have a very small time slot so realistically we are looking at only lunch and dinner as being viable opportunities to earn with Uber Eats.
- More of a rush to get your food delivered on time because you are essentially on the clock once you accept a food delivery order from a nearby restaurant
- Basically, when you are on the clock, it is crunch time.
- Work can feel mindless and is predictable, which can be a pro or a con depending on the individual.
- The “delivering” of the food can be a challenge if we’re dealing with soups, drinks, or hot food items that may require a hot bag or stains in your car.
- Your car over time may start smelling musty and smell like rotten food if not properly ventilated.
- Have to “deliver” and get out of your car, whereas with being a regular Uber Driver, you stay present in the car basically at all times.
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Pros and cons of becoming a Regular Uber Driver
Pros of becoming a regular Uber Driver
- For the extrovert, you will be able to talk and meet more people to pass time quicker – can be a pro or a con depending on the personality of the driver.
- More tip money due to you providing more in-person service as opposed to food drop off like Uber Eats and Uber’s shortage of regular Uber Drivers
- You can work around the clock and not be limited only to lunch and dinner hours. Flexible hours are always in demand for drivers.
Cons of becoming a regular Uber Driver
- More variables of the passenger stranger entering your car. The passenger can be intoxicated, rude, or a mixture of them worst-case scenario.
- More exposure to people in the public, which means more potential risk and exposure to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Having to people-please and potentially be conversational – depends on the preference of the individual driver really
- You may drive into an area far away from where you live or originally started your route at the beginning of the day.
- Requires more gas money and mileage on your car
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Should you become an Uber Eats Driver or Regular Uber Driver?
I personally say to try both services because it doesn’t hurt to try and they both offer different unique services and experiences, but you are free to explore the pros and cons of each service detailed below and make your best-educated decision. You can always opt out if you ever decide you prefer delivering food over driving passengers or vice versa.
If you are vaccinated: I recommend signing up and opting for both Uber Eats and regular Uber.
If you are not vaccinated yet: I recommend signing up for Uber Eats only, until you are vaccinated.
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From the March 2020 issue of Car and Driver.
The 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse I'm driving is probably worth more as scrap than as a used car. The wheels and tires could command a higher price if they weren't bolted to this heap. Logically then, ol' Flame Job here carries a negative value.
But this liability can also print money. Your phone's app store is brimming with ways to turn your car—no matter how crappy—into cash. You can drop packages, schlep drunks home from the bar, hustle food to hungry stomachs, or transfer a guinea pig 64 miles across Georgia.
These opportunities are brought to you by the modern economy, where jobs are outsourced to apps rather than overseas. For anyone with a car who can pass a basic background check, these gig-economy apps are an easy way to make a buck. Food-delivery app DoorDash claims that more than 10,000 people join its service as drivers every week. For a week in January, I was one of them.
I signed on with DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Roadie, a so-called crowdshipping app that allows anyone to send packages in the personal vehicles of ad hoc delivery drivers. With just two doors and a scattering of broken window glass in the passenger's footwell, the Eclipse is unfit to shuttle people with Uber or Lyft. That's fine by me. People talk; guinea pigs don't. Besides, nothing says "coming in hot" like a car that's on fire.
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I start with packages. Roadie gigs largely fall into one of two categories. There are items that UPS and FedEx either won't take or would charge a fortune to ship: a disassembled pool table, bulky artwork, a guinea pig. Then there's the commercial. In 2018, the Home Depot partnered with Roadie to offer same-day delivery on more than 20,000 items in select cities. Now, instead of going to the hardware store three times in a day, you can pay three delivery fees. Walmart delivers groceries via Roadie, and airlines such as Delta and United use the app's drivers to reunite delayed baggage with its owners. There's also a booming business in prescription-drug delivery on the app.
Whatever the haul, Roadie charges the shipper a price based on the item's size and the trip's distance, takes a cut, and offers the job at an amount that is "intended for drivers already heading that way." It sounds simple enough, but Roadie's pay isn't always intuitive. If moving a flat-screen TV 33 miles earns a driver $70, why does ferrying carpet 1166 miles pay only $362?
Of course, the success of any of these apps largely relies on drivers not thinking too long about the economics involved. A 2018 study from the Economic Policy Institute found that after fees, vehicle expenses, and basic benefits, Uber drivers earned an average of $9.21 an hour. Spoiler alert: I do even worse than that.
My first Roadie gig involves a 30-mile drive into rural Michigan, where I'm supposed to pick up a prescription and deliver it 30 miles in another direction. Promising $27 for what should be a roughly 90-minute task, it seems like a reasonable offer, even if it is entirely out of the way. But when I arrive, the pharmacy doesn't have the drug in stock. Calling Roadie support feeds me an automated message: I can't cancel the gig until I've waited 15 minutes. Never mind the fact that the medication isn't about to manifest itself here anytime soon, the robot hangs up on me before I can protest.
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After waiting it out, I collect my consolation prize: $8 for the inconvenience. I've burned an hour and more than a gallon of gas and am now in a gig-delivery wasteland. The drive back to civilization is quiet; all that remains of the Eclipse's long-ago-stolen stereo is a rat's nest of shoddy wiring and obsolete input cables snaking through the cabin. As my mind simmers in the silence, it occurs to me that I've signed on to be more than a driver. I'm now a professional waiter, as in someone who waits so that others don't have to. I will stand in lines and bide my time as clerks hunt for packages. It's a reminder that so much of what is passed off as technology is really just hiding the humans at the other end of a machine: warehouse packers, proxy grocery shoppers, line cooks, and drivers doing the mundane tasks just out of sight of the end customer. That's a common theme in Silicon Valley. Tech companies often don't eliminate the humans; they merely eliminate the human interactions.
It's common for gig drivers to jump between apps from day to day or even hour by hour. Roadie lacks the critical mass of jobs to keep me busy, and in the post-holiday retail lull, I'm unable to advance past the waiting list for the Amazon Flex delivery program. That's a bummer, because Flex appears to be one of the better gigs. Amazon allows drivers to reserve delivery blocks in advance and shows you the pay and estimated time commitment up front. Show up at a warehouse at the allotted time, load your car with cardboard boxes, and after a few hours of dropping packages, you get your money. The company says most Flex drivers earn between $18 and $25 an hour. And on the rare occasion when Amazon overbooks drivers, it still pays the full amount to anyone who shows up for their reserved block. There's a Facebook group where Flex drivers boast about these lucky breaks, such as earning $108 to deliver a single package.
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Back in Ann Arbor, I open the Uber Eats and DoorDash apps right as the dinner rush begins. These apps are pitched to drivers with big promises of independence. "Your time. Your goals. You're the boss," says the DoorDash website. But anyone looking to maximize their earnings quickly learns to work when it pays best. For food delivery, that's workday lunches and dinners.
I become a slave to my phone during these shifts, even more so than when I'm mainlining Instagram. While Roadie displays a map of available jobs you can pick from, food-delivery drivers have to wait for the work to come to them. New tasks arrive as panicked buzzing and beeping on my phone. A countdown timer gives me just seconds to assess and accept the job, manufacturing urgency so that my impulse decision is almost always a yes.
I bring death to people's doors: a steady stream of cheeseburgers, pizza, and macaroni and cheese. In just five trips, I move more than 12,000 calories. A TGI Fridays order of onion rings, French fries, and macaroni travels 0.8 mile in the Eclipse's passenger's seat. Two macaroni and cheese entrees with a side of macaroni and cheese? I delivered it.
"I become convinced that it's the waiting—for assignments, for food to be prepared, for customers to open the damn door already—that's killing my ability to make money. Out of desperation, I start to juggle orders from the two food-delivery apps simultaneously."
I'm not judging; I get it. My service goes beyond food. A hot—okay, lukewarm—meal delivered to your door is respite from a long week, unruly kids, or a bad breakup. And while eating your feelings may not be the healthiest form of self-care, it's a hell of a lot cheaper than therapy, even when the delivery fee and tip cost more than the burger you're about to eat.
In my first night—two Roadie gigs, six Uber Eats deliveries, and four DoorDash runs over eight hours—I make $94, $24 of which goes back into the Mitsubishi, which is managing just 21 mpg. The math works out to $8.75 an hour. Most food customers tip—27 percent of my income comes from these acts of charity—even though using an app removes the social pressure to do so. Customers can throw in extra money hours after I've made a delivery, so I've long since forgotten who is who by the time I find out who is cheap.
More than stingy customers, though, I come to resent how much time I spend standing, leaning, sitting, wondering, and staring at grimy restaurant floors while waiting for food orders to be ready. As far as I can tell, I'm receiving the delivery task at the same time the restaurant gets the order. And since proximity to restaurants increases the likelihood that I'll be assigned the gig, I'm never more than a few minutes away from popular pickup locations. That's not even enough time to assemble a pizza.
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I become convinced that it's the waiting—for assignments, for food to be prepared, for customers to open the damn door already—that's killing my ability to make money. Out of desperation, I start to juggle orders from the two food-delivery apps simultaneously. I accept a second order on Uber Eats as I'm en route to drop a DoorDash order, and vice versa.
It pays off immediately. I know this because they soon start greeting me in the McDonald's drive-through line with "Welcome back!" I've chipped away at my waiting time and increased the number of orders I can move in a given time period. Are customers waiting longer for their food? Is it cold when it arrives? It seems like the answers have to be yes; it's January in Michigan and the Eclipse's climate control is blowing air that would only be appropriate for Miami in July.
The hustle focuses me. I'm buckling and unbuckling my seatbelt with the car rolling and getting better at spotting house numbers, or at least sensing when I'm at the right location. The hours fly by. At the end of the second night, I've grossed $97 in 5.5 hours of work. After paying for the $15 in gas I've burned, I've made $14.91 an hour this night—right in line with the rising standard for minimum wage.
Of course, Uncle Sam will eventually take his cut, and delivery work takes its toll on a car. Even if the Mitsubishi can't depreciate any further, I'm slowly, steadily consuming brake pads, tires, and fluids. A major repair could cost weeks' worth of wages. And the freedom to choose when you work doesn't outweigh the uncertainty of never knowing how much your next paycheck will be.
It's no mistake that "applying" for these jobs is easier than creating a Facebook account. While DoorDash claims 10,000 drivers join the app every week, my phone pesters me almost every night to get out there and make deliveries. It makes you wonder: How many drivers get out of the delivery game during that same period? Personally, I fall into both categories.
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In this article, we will review the UberEats versus UberX driving experience and decide which one is better to work for.
I will start by stating that I drive for both services and the biggest difference is perhaps the best one, UberEats is passengers, you don't need to bow and scrape and make sure the passenger is fine and hope for a good rating. You just deliver food.
Another difference is the income and expenditure factors. UberX driving requires a more expensive car, more expense focused driving and much more maintenance. The income model for UberX is complicated; you must factor into your equation periods, surges and fees. With UberEats you only factor in the service fee and mileage. UberEats is also more neighborhood-centric, which means you don't need to drive all over the city, you tend to stay in a defined area.
An interesting feature for UberEats is you can contact the restaurant before you arrive, it's important to do this to assure no cancellations. There have been occasions when I drove to a restaurant only to discover that the order was canceled. Once you have verified that the order is active, you drive over to the restaurant and verify once again with the waiter or manager after which, around 9 times out of ten, the order is already sealed and packaged waiting for pick up. You must perform an order verification. This means you have to get the restaurant staff to open every box and checklist each item against the customer's order. Make sure you get the restaurant staff to open boxes, you don't want to be blamed for contamination issues. This is one issue you have to be adamant about. It will reflect on you as an Uber driver as well as an Uber, delivery person.
As an Uber driver, the passenger sees you and the car, their expectations are based on the car and the driver they see, whereas with UberEats the expectation is on the condition of the food.
Regarding delivery drop-offs, while Uber would prefer you make a door to door delivery, the curbside drop off is appealing for a number of reasons. These include closed complex buildings, closed access routes, large apartment complexes, parking problems and such. I have always found talking to the customer pays off. They are usually very receptive, and unless it's an infirm or elderly person, most of them will come out to you.
Another great issue with UberEats is the tipping feature in the app. This feature is similar to the UberX tipping page, and as such, you also enjoy in-app tipping or cash tipping.
To sum up this section, UberEats is a great way to make some extra cash; it is less costly and sometimes more fun than transporting passengers. Let's take a look at some actual examples:
One guy orders a small Chinese meal; it was a really tiny order of some honey chicken and some fried rice form a Chinese restaurant. I picked up the order and as I tap in the order was picked up the customer calls back, so I was still near the restaurant, and that's not a problem. He has an allergy to onions, and I went back to the restaurant with the packages. Now the customer and the restaurant are arguing over the phone, and it turns out that the restaurant owner will not change the meal since a special request was not made. The customer didn't tell the restaurant not to include onions, and I am there all the time watching this exchange. Eventually, the customer cancels the order and tells the owner he can keep it, and the owner says that's fine, I'll throw it out. This is just one instance where all you can do is call support and sit back and watch the ride go south, and that means you might or might not get compensated. With UberX driving you might not get tipped or get rated well, but you will always be paid. My intake is in these instances, never get involved, it's between the customer and the restaurant owner. Stand back and in most instances, cancel the order yourself. Go get a new order and chalk that one up to a loss. This goes to prove that even if orders are ready for pick up, they might not get delivered due to customer decisions
Another issue is long waits, although sometimes long waits allow you to stretch your legs, use the restroom and even have time to eat something. Anything over ten minutes is worthwhile notifying the customer since they sometimes don't like waiting too long and you have to explain to them, that it's not a traffic issue but a restaurant preparation issue.
I now mix UberEats and UberX driving, since I like to make a change in my routine, mix the passenger experience with the food experience. If you want to be an UberEats driver, don't invest in an expensive car, if you want to be an UberX driver then add UberEats as an option to change the pace of the day. You also get to learn about a lot of interesting restaurants you would never know of and can use that knowledge when driving passengers that ask you about places to eat.
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