Harry here. I get a lot of questions about the difference between Postmates and DoorDash. While they both deliver, as Dash says below, “stuff”, there are a few key differences for couriers. Today, resident DoorDash expert Dash Bridges compares the two companies’ onboarding, scheduling, delivering, pay and more so you can decide which company is right for you. Or you can hedge your bets and sign up for Postmates here and DoorDash here!
Hey everyone, Dash here. As you may know, I’ve been driving for DoorDash since September 2015. In February, I decided to change it up a bit and try driving for Postmates, another of a handful of app-based delivery companies here in the SF Bay Area.
It was a lateral move. Postmates isn’t Lyft or Uber. They’re not delivering people. They’re delivering… stuff. Food, usually. As a driver, I wanted to check out what’s similar and different between the two companies, with the added benefit of mining a few articles out of the experience! AND, if Postmates turned out to be a better experience than DoorDash, I’d convert.
Oh, by the way…I want to be clear that I’ve never been paid or contacted by either DoorDash or Postmates for anything outside of normal driver earnings. No corporate contacts, no consulting, no favors. I’m just a dude in a Prius driving for dollars! So without further delay, let’s talk about it.