With over 50% of drivers driving for more than one app, according to our Uber driver survey, it’s no surprise that drivers are constantly looking for a new platform that offers better pay with the same flexibility they get from Uber, Lyft and other food delivery companies.
Recently, a reader from Dallas named David added the delivery platform Cornershop, to his repertoire of delivery apps. In this Cornershop app review, we’ll discuss David’s experience delivering with Cornershop and his tips for earning more with this app.
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- Cornershop is on its way to becoming an Instacart competitor, rolling out in more cities and competing with other grocery delivery apps
- You can only sign up with Cornershop through your Uber Eats app – Cornershop is now owned by Uber
- Cornershop delivery drivers make $16-18 per hour
Brief Background of Cornershop
Cornershop started out as an on-demand grocery delivery service in Latin America, specifically Santiago, Chile and Mexico City, Mexico in 2015.
In May 2020, Cornershop entered the US market, beginning with the cities of Dallas and Miami. Cornershop is now available in Miami, NYC, Dallas, Washington DC, Houston, Austin, Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville with plans to expand.
Delivering for Cornershop
Cornershop is not the first delivery service David has worked with, nor his first experience with Uber or an Uber-owned app. He started his gig work experience with Uber about a year and a quarter ago when he’d found himself suddenly without a job.
David now balances his rideshare and delivery work between Uber, Uber Eats, Cornershop and Amazon. His favorite app to earn on varies by the day, the week and by what promotions are being offered by each at any given time.
As far as delivering specifically for Cornershop is concerned, David enjoys it overall. When it became available in David’s market, Uber sent him a message telling him to check out Cornershop as another way to earn money on top of his Uber X and Uber Eats earnings.
“It has fit my schedule decently well,” said David of Cornershop. He started delivering for them about three months ago.
“In the DFW area, it’s 90 to 95% groceries,” explained David.
When comparing Cornershop to Uber driving, David said, “You kind of need to stay within a certain area. Uber can take you sort of far away. Cornershop is staying within a smaller area.”
“I enjoy doing it,” he said. “I didn’t know groceries as much, but I sure learned them. It’s fun, especially if I’ve gotten to know a little understanding of where things are. Big jobs are nice, as well as, at certain times of the day they’ll give multipliers to make more money.”
As far as earnings are concerned, David said, “I hate to give specific numbers because it floats wildly. But it’s a few hundred a week.”
He’s a full-time driver among the four apps. Typically, David will be on the road by 7 in the morning and go until around 6 at night, and he often drives about 6.5 days a week.
As Cornershop has become more known in his area, he’s noticed an increase in demand in his market for it.
David did admit that the app did not originally allow customers to leave tips, but that has changed since he started delivering for them. “For the last two months or so they can,” he said. “I’d say about half of them do.”
On the job board site Indeed.com, it says that drivers for Cornershop can earn up to $18 an hour with weekly direct deposits. On Glassdoor, drivers have reported earning around $17 an hour, though it is unclear if this is before or after expenses such as gas and car maintenance.
SimplyHired.com gives a range from $8.25-$24.75 an hour for Cornershop delivery drivers, with the average around $16.50 an hour. Your earnings will vary depending on where you drive and how busy you are with Cornershop orders.
Courier Strategies for Delivering with Cornershop
“Do a few and you’ll get to learn the stores,” said David. “Then you’ll start getting to know if that’s something you want to do. I would say, compared to Uber, Cornershop is a lot more walking, a lot more picking and maybe not as many miles on the car.”
David said, “Of the apps that I have done, Cornershop is the only one that has given me a call out of the blue thanking me for my driving and pointing out the good things that I’m doing that they are hearing about, as well as suggesting a couple of things that I can do differently. Which is pretty amazing to me.”
“I would never be able to make a living doing it and nothing else,” David admitted. “And sure, any of them have their challenges, but it has been a good addition for me.”
The main takeaways for Cornershop in 2021? Until customer demand increases, Cornershop will need to be one of many delivery apps you work for, unless you simply want to deliver with Cornershop casually. Don’t expect Cornershop to make up the bulk of your earnings right now.
However, you’ll drive a lot less with Cornershop requests, helping you beat those rising gas prices, and if you like grocery delivery, you’ll quickly get to know the stores in your market.
FAQs: Cornershop App Review
Is Cornershop owned by Uber?
Yes, as of 2019, Cornershop is owned by Uber.
How does Cornershop work?
Cornershop is very similar to Instacart. Customers can order products through the Cornershop app, check out, and then those shopping requests are sent to Cornershop delivery drivers. Simply accept the requests that work for you and get shopping!
What stores use Cornershop?
According to the Cornershop app, the following stores are available through Cornershop: Albersons, Winn-Dixie, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Fiesta Mart, Fresco y Más, Westside Market, Gristedes, The Body Shop, and more Walmart and Petco, and more.
Is Cornershop better than Instacart?
Not at this moment. According to Cornershop shoppers, pay for Cornershop is lower than Instacart pay (around $17 for Cornershop vs $20+ per hour with Instacart) and Cornershop is available in fewer markets than Instacart. But we’ll keep on eye on Cornershop!
How much does Cornershop pay drivers/couriers?
Cornershop drivers earn $16-18 an hour.
Do Cornershop drivers keep their tips?
Cornershop drivers keep 100% of their tips.
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