Should you tip Uber Eats drivers? (+5 Pros of Uber Eats)

This article will discuss if you should tip Uber Eats drivers. We will also explain how you can add a tip for your Uber Eats delivery driver. Finally, we will mention the various advantages that delivery drivers can experience while working for Uber Eats. Uber Eats is one of the fastest growing food delivery companies and is present in six continents.

Should you tip Uber Eats drivers?

Yes, you should tip Uber Eats drivers. The delivery persons for Uber Eats are independently contracted which means that they are not considered full-time or even part-time employees. For many, this gig is the only source of their income of which tipping forms a major chunk. And thus, you definitely must tip your Uber Eats driver even if it is not compulsory.

The amount, however, can vary from person to person. Some say that you must tip 20% to 30 % of your order subtotal while most agree that 15% to 20% of the order subtotal is a great tip. A 10% tip can be considered an insult to the delivery driver and is given if the experience was not that great.

How to add a tip for your delivery driver?

If you want to add a tip for your delivery driver, you can do so through three ways. You can choose to give a tip when you are placing the order or you can do so when the order has been dropped off. As a last resort, you can also choose to leave a tip for your delivery driver long after the order has been delivered to you. The steps for leaving the tip have been discussed below.

  • To add a tip when you are placing the order, you will need to reach the ‘Review and Pay’ section of your food order process. In this section, tap on the ‘Add a tip’ option. Uber Eats will automatically show you the usually given tip amounts for you to choose from, but you can also add your custom tip if you want to. Choose the amount and make the payment.
  • If you want a tip for your delivery driver when the order has been dropped off, you can use the prompts in the Uber App that come after the driver has updated that they have completed the delivery. Click on the ratings option on the Uber Eats app and add a tip amount here. If you are choosing this method, you will receive an updated receipt including the tip amount.
  • You can also choose to add a tip for your delivery driver long after the order has been delivered to you. To do this, simply go to your Order History and click on the order that you want to leave the tip for and then tap on ‘Add tip’.

Advantages of being an Uber Eats delivery driver

Despite its many disadvantages, the Uber Eats delivery driver gig is becoming increasingly common today as the pros heavily outweigh the cons. The different advantages that Uber Eats delivery drivers experience have been discussed as follows.

The drivers can set their own hours

One of the best advantages of delivering for Uber Eats is that the delivery drivers can set their own hours here. The delivery driver can choose to work whenever they want to and can also take a break when they need to. Since the demand for food delivery is always going to be there, the delivery drivers are assured of gigs whenever they return.

They get payments regularly

The payments in Uber Eats are also pretty regular and are on a daily basis. The delivery driver is paid after each delivery is completed and the earnings go into their bank accounts on a weekly basis. The delivery driver can also cash out their earnings on a daily basis through the Instant Pay feature in Uber Eats for which they will be charged a small fee.

They can choose to deliver through multiple ways

The delivery drivers in Uber Eats can also choose to deliver through a number of ways. The platform allows drivers to deliver food orders using a car, a scooter or even a bicycle. Those who are opting to deliver by bicycle or on foot are automatically given smaller routes and closer deliveries for their convenience.

They get bonuses and incentives

There are also bonuses and incentives for the delivery drivers in Uber Eats. These bonuses are given when the delivery driver completes certain Quests which are a particular number of deliveries in a set period of time. The incentives can be in the form of special offers and discounts in certain restaurants for the delivery driver.

They get multiplied pay rates

Uber Eats also multiplies its pay rates at certain times through which the delivery drivers can make a lot more money than usual. The pay rates are multiplied on a daily basis during peak hours which are usually lunch hours and on evenings during weekends. The pay rates can be found to be much higher during periods of Boost Earnings which are even more profitable.

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Conclusion

This article has discussed if you should tip Uber Eats drivers. We have also explained how you can add a tip for your Uber Eats delivery driver. Finally, we have mentioned the various advantages that delivery drivers can experience while working for Uber Eats.

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Citations

https://www.dmarge.com/2022/03/tip-delivery-drivers.html

https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-change-tip-on-uber-eats

https://www.alphr.com/uber-how-to-add-tip/

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54410391

https://www.ridesharingforum.com/t/the-pros-and-cons-of-working-as-an-ubereats-driver/289

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