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How to Become a Delivery Driver with Uber Eats? Step-by-Step Guide

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How to Get Started Delivering With Uber Eats 

At the beginning of Uber’s existence, the company was primarily focused on creating a platform that offered options for rides in the same manner as taxi services. With the advent of Doordash, a meal delivery service, and other gigs for drivers with Uber, it became clear that even the average person using their car to earn money had many options. To offer options if drivers didn’t want to split their time between Uber and other delivery apps, the company decided to offer meal delivery options as well. So, what are the requirements to become a delivery driver with Uber Eats? The good news is that if you are already a driver with Uber, you can utilize Uber Eats as well, but if you are not, the process to sign-up with Uber Eats is much the same as the process to become a regular driver with Uber.

The Process

In order to deliver with Uber, you must meet the following requirements:


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  • If you’re delivering with Uber Eats, you can use a 2-door or 4-door vehicle, but if you’re driving with Uber, you must use a 4-door vehicle. If you use a scooter to deliver, it must be under 50CCs and have the proper insurance and registration and may not be an option in certain locations.
  • In the United States, if you are under the age of 25, you must have had at least one year of driving experience as a licensed driver. To be able to drive in the city of your choice, you must be of legal driving age.
  • You must be at least 19 years old.
  • You have a valid driver’s license and car insurance.
  • The Uber app requires a smartphone with the Uber app installed.
  • You’ve had no major violations on your driving record in the last seven years.
  • You pass the mandatory background check, and submit the required documentation. (SSN, vehicle registration, copy of driver’s license, and insurance.)

Delivery drivers with Uber Eats can sign up on the Uber website or the Uber mobile app once they have met the requirements. Simply open the app, log in and look through the list of pending orders and deliveries before accepting one, then go to the restaurant to pick up and deliver the food. In most cases, the food is already paid for. However, in some cases, you may have to pay for the food using an Uber Eats Plus card, in which case the amount will be reimbursed to you. 

Summary

Signing up to deliver with Uber Eats is relatively simple, in some cases even more simple than signing up as a regular driver with Uber, and the gig is a lucrative one for dedicated delivery drivers. The sign-up process can take upwards of two weeks to complete the background checks required to drive or deliver with Uber, though once this process is complete, the delivery driver can begin immediately. 

FAQ

Does Uber have a non-competitive rule against driving for other meal delivery companies?

No, drivers who wish to deliver with Uber Eats may deliver with DoorDash, Grub Hub, Instacart, or other meal delivery apps while delivering with Uber Eats.

Can I automatically start delivering with Uber Eats if I am already an independent driver with Uber?

First, you will need to contact Uber Driver Support through the app and ask to receive delivery requests.

What is the major difference between driving with Uber and delivering with Uber Eats?

While delivering with Uber Eats, you do not have riders in your car, and you can use any model of vehicle (2-door if you wish) to deliver, so long as it is younger than a 1998 model.


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