If you have UberEATS in your market, I have to implore that you get on board immediately. UberEATS pays considerably more than an uberX and the person ordering the food is more likely to tip. I had my hesitations about doing deliveries at first, because
- I’m lazy
- In the summers I could be seen driving in Gucci flip-flops and basketball shorts. I didn’t want to walk in anybody’s restaurant like that.
- I’m freaking lazy!
After my first delivery, I had a change of heart. I’ll let a booty call pass me by before I pass on delivery. UberEATS deliveries are where you make your money if you are an X driver. You will also receive the perks that a regular x will get, for example, surge pricing. 2 for 1: you can catch (2) deliveries at the same restaurant which will pay you X2. It’s a far cry from the uber pool; this is the kind of pool you want.
Since I’ve been doing UberEATS, I focus on just that now. For those that don’t know, you can have more than one profile for the same vehicle. You can do UberEATS strictly if you want. Which is great if you don’t want to deal with people or if you got those squeaky brake pads that need to be fixed and you don’t want to embarrass yourself doing uberX. I haven’t made any changes to my profile; I just focus on putting myself in areas highly concentrated with UberEATS restaurants.
Engage conversation with the people running UberEATS at the restaurants you go to. You can use that to your advantage by asking them what their intake order looks like. A lot of restaurants have the iPad set up so you can just look at the counter and see, some may have it hidden. What you want to look for are the pending orders. You want to see if there are any orders in that don’t have an assigned driver, there will be a timer. If that time is five mins or less, it may be financially beneficial to wait it out. You may receive that request if it’s in your direction of travel of your first order.
Now get out there and make this money!