According to the New York Times, Uber recently acquired Postmates as yet another way to further expand their offerings beyond rideshare. UberEats and other food delivery companies are not only a great way for rideshare drivers to generate income during Covid-19 but also safer because there is no rider.
Some Uber drivers may be unsure of how they can get started with UberEats, but it’s really quite simple once you are logged into the Uber App:
- Tap the status bar at the bottom of your map screen.
- Select the settings icon at the bottom of your screen to get to “Driving Preferences.”
- Tap “Deliveries” to turn on UberEats. If you accept the terms, you’ll can start receiving delivery requests right away.
To avoid making some of the newbie mistakes, check out our blog from July 15 – 5 big mistakes food delivery drivers make all the time!
If you are already an Uber driver, UberEats is the easiest for delivery service to get started with but they are not the only game in town. Some of the other app-based delivery services to try are DoorDash, Grubhub, and grocery delivery like InstaCart.
The more income opportunities we make available to ourselves the better off we will be to support ourselves and our families.
Tomorrow: Since Uber bought Postmates, what does it mean for drivers?
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