Harry here. One of the best ways to make more money, diversify your income, and yes, maybe take a break from delivering people for a little while, is to drive for on-demand delivery companies. But which one is “the best” for drivers? In Part One of a two-part series, RSG contributor Ezra Dubroff breaks down the pros and cons of his favorite delivery apps. Let us know what you think in the comments!
Stay tuned for Part Two of this series, where Ezra will discuss what it’s like driving for these delivery apps at once.
By now, I think it’s safe to say that we’ve officially entered the age of the on-demand economy. You’d be hard-pressed to find another modern industry more lacking in loyalty between company and worker. The only thing promised to a driver is payment for the work he or she has completed. And after the current ride or delivery is complete, there’s no guarantee there will ever be another, no matter the effort of the worker.
Given these conditions, I’ve adopted the same approach as the app companies. I have no absolutely no loyalty to any of them and will drive or deliver for whichever will pay me the most money at that moment. After all, I’m working as an independent contractor, so I might as well take advantage of that employment arrangement as best I can.
Since all of the app companies are essentially grappling for the services of the same pool of drivers and need us on the road in order for their businesses to operate, they have to remain somewhat competitive in what they offer. So if I’m going to go out and work, why not log into multiple apps to try and find the best opportunities? Seems like common sense.