DoorDash prides itself on being at the top of the food delivery service industry and currently operates in more than 4,000 cities in all 50 states of the United States. They are continually hiring immediate employees who can fulfill the increasing demand to meet customers requests.
DoorDash attracts employees of all backgrounds and skill sets. And there are many reasons why working as a Dasher is enticing and fulfilling. They list the main reasons people apply:
DoorDash Now: This method allows you to go online and start accepting orders at any time.
DoorDash Schedule: If you would like to work during a set time period, you can log into the Dasher App and select a suitable window for yourself. Select your desired shift in the available list in the Dasher App. Prepare to be online during those hours.
While no method is better than the other, DoorDash Schedule can give you the opportunity to receive more orders, as Dashers who have scheduled themselves ahead of time receive priority pings, which could lead to higher earnings.
2. Freedom to work anywhere
You are free to deliver in either your home city or one that you are visiting–even if that’s just for a night or two. Easy onboarding & sign-Up. There are few restrictions to becoming a Dasher. All you need is a mode of transportation, a compatible smartphone, and you’re ready to start earning.
3. Start immediately
Once your background check clears and you complete a mandatory online orientation, you are free to start earning money.
4. Transparent pay
DoorDash’s straightforward pay model lets you know how much you will receive for each delivery—before you even accept. Keep your earnings. You keep 100% of your tips every single time you complete a delivery.
5. Weekly deposits
Dashers are paid on a weekly basis for all deliveries completed between Monday through Sunday of the previous week. Payments are transferred directly to your bank account through Direct Deposit.
The pick-up and delivery process is very simple and easy to learn and follow. The process is as follows:
You can schedule yourself for deliveries or go online at any time by clicking into the dasher app.You will start receiving pings from the closest restaurants.
When a delivery becomes available, you have 45 seconds to accept the order. If you don’t accept in time, the offer will then go to another driver in the area.
Pick up the order
Once you arrive at the restaurant it’s key to double check the customer’s order before you confirm the pick up. DoorDash is a cashless app and depending on the restaurant, the customer either pays for the order directly through the DoorDash App or you will use your PrePaid Red Card to complete the order.
After the order has been picked up, you will deliver it to the customer’s desired location.
Complete and confirm
Once you have finished and completed the delivery, confirm that the order has been delivered to the customer. The app will show you the total you’ve earned from the current delivery.
There are many factors that contribute to the total earnings for each delivery. Indeed.com reports that on average, DoorDash Dasher’s make $18.79 an hour—almost 17% above the national average—but can vary greatly across each city or market. Recently, DoorDash also added more ways for customers to tip their Dashers on the app.
Base Pay + Promotions + Tips = Total Earnings
Base pay. DoorDash’s base contribution for each order. This base will range from $2-$10+ and depends on three factors: estimated time, distance, and desirability of the order. On average, the base pay is $5 per order. You will always receive base pay. Deliveries that require Dashers to travel a longer distance, are expected to take more time, or are less popular with Dashers will have a higher base pay.
Promotions. Additional pay for orders that meet certain conditions. These incentives give Dashers an opportunity to earn even more and include:
Peak pay. When it’s busy, peak pay may be in effect. When available, you earn a bonus if you accept a delivery in a zone with Peak Pay where normally you will get orders without waiting time.
These are in-app incentives with no restrictions. You can see them just opening the Dasher app. You earn a bonus if you accept a delivery in a zone with Peak Pay! Accept Deliveries Using the Heat Map. These can be found on your Dasher App and denote high-density areas requesting deliveries. The darker red the area, the more probable it is you will receive an order request.
DoorDash guarantees minimum pay for its Dashers and varies by each market or city. Sign Up Bonus. This one-time sign-up bonus is a chance to earn a minimum guaranteed amount for completing a certain number of deliveries in a set amount of time. These bonuses range from $100-$1000 based on the city or market you are based in.
This is a bonus awarded for the number of new Dashers you refer to DoorDash.
Always go above and beyond with customer service. Never underestimate the power of ensuring an order is completely accurate, delivered in good condition, and done so with a smile. The happier the customer, the higher the tip!