Harry here. Although Uber and Lyft are still growing at a furious pace, 2015 has seen the explosion of delivery services! Companies like DoorDash are rumored to be valued at $1 billion, and although there are some questioning their business model, right now they provide a lot of opportunity for drivers. Today, RSG Guest Contributor Johan Moreno takes a look at why he feels delivery trumps rideshare driving. If you’ve done both, or even if you haven’t, we’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
Postmates, DoorDash, UberEats, Instacart, and GrubHub are all becoming big players in the on-demand delivery space. Even Google is trying to get a piece of the pie, through its “Express” delivery service. But all these services have something in common: they’re using independent contractors as the backbone of their services, just like Uber and Lyft.
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And while I often hear people compare Uber to Postmates, they’re actually completely different services. I signed up last April to become a Postmates courier and like many of you, I was looking for a way to make some extra cash in my spare time. But now that I’m up over 400 deliveries on the Postmates platform, I’ve realized that being a delivery courier is far superior to being a driver for a rideshare service. Read on to see why I say being a delivery driver is much better than being a rideshare driver!