This week, I’ll be at LA CoMotion moderating a panel on the future of rideshare and shared mobility. Stop by and say hi if you’re attending! Also, this Saturday (November 17) I’ll be hosting a public session on what it’s like to be a rideshare driver in LA and the future of the passenger experience. Register here to attend this free event – the first 25 attendees will get a signed copy of my new book!
Out of the five biggest delivery companies out there, which ones are the best for drivers? It turns out, they all have good and bad qualities. Which one is right for you? Senior RSG contributor Dash Bridges has done them all and today he breaks down the best and worst parts of DoorDash, Postmates, Uber Eats, Instacart and Eaze.
I completed my first on demand delivery just over three years ago, on Labor Day 2015. Looking back recently, something dawned on me: I’m a cagey old veteran!
Since that first order, I’ve completed more than 4,100 additional deliveries among five of the most prominent services. I’ve been around the mobile-app demand economy delivery services block. So, let’s take a pause and look back at who I’ve delivered for:
- DoorDash – Food delivery
- Postmates – Food delivery, plus a few other things
- Uber Eats – Food delivery when no one’s at the airport
- Instacart – Food delivery in its primal form (grocery shopping)
- Eaze – Food delivery in the form of marijuana
Since we have five different companies, all with basically similar processes (onboarding, app interface, etc.), it’s possible to rank them by their features from best to worst. There are strengths and weaknesses to all of these services. These are based on MY experiences, and some interfaces may have changed over the ensuing months or years. Regardless, these are my observations.