Why am I not getting tips on Uber Eats? (+9 Tips for drivers)

In this article, we will explain why you are not getting tips on Uber Eats. We will also describe a few ways using which delivery drivers on Uber Eats can get more tips from their customers. In addition to this, we will look at the requirements that you need in order to be a delivery driver for Uber Eats.

Why am I not getting tips on Uber Eats?

One main reason why you are not getting tips on Uber Eats is that you might not have opted in to receive tips from your customer. To do this, you will need to change your options on your Uber Driver app or simply contact the customer support. You can also try updating your app and see if the tips are being shown now.

How to earn more tips as delivery drivers?

Tipping can vary from region to region but is always encouraged, especially for gig-workers like delivery drivers who make very little money otherwise. However, the amount of tips that drivers get can vary from customer to customer. There are certain ways through which delivery drivers can earn more in tips from customers, like,

Being kind and courteous to the customer

By being kind and courteous to the customer, the delivery driver can be assured of bigger and better tips. This can be practiced by greeting them and wishing them a good day when dropping off the order. The delivery driver should also call the customer ahead of time in case of any delays or changes in the order.

Separating the items in the bag

It is also important to preserve the quality of the meal when it is being delivered to the customer. A great way to do this is to use an insulated food bag and separate the hot items and cold items. This can improve the experience of the customer and can also increase the chances of a better tip.

Going the extra mile for customers

Some delivery drivers also carry doggie treats to give to the customer’s dogs if they permit them to do so in order to get more tips. Some even carry mints or water bottles to give to their customers. All these are small investments but can greatly increase the rating of the driver.

Asking them for a rating

Some customers may be forgetful of tipping and might need to be nudged a bit. Since you can’t openly ask them for a tip, you can always ask them for a rating instead which can remind them to tip you once the order has been completed.

In addition to these, you can always earn more money in Uber Eats through the following ways:

By looking out for Boost Earnings

Boost Earnings in Uber Eats come at certain times of the year such as a ball game or a concert where the demand for food delivery is bound to go up. The pay rates in these times can be multiplied by up to three times. Look out for these Boost Earnings and be prepared.

By completing Quests

Uber Eats also has Quests which are a certain number of deliveries in a certain time limit. In completing these, you can earn more through bonuses and incentives. The Uber Eats will automatically show you the different Quests that are pending and that you can partake in.

By working for multiple apps

You can also sign-up for other delivery apps like DoorDash and Grubhub and earn more money like this. This is a pretty common tactic that many delivery drivers use. By being present on different apps at once, you can reap in more incentives and bonuses as well.

By working during peak hours

It is also important that you choose the right hours of work. If you work during non-peak hours you will be paid the usual rate. But, if you work during peak hours, your pay rate will be multiplied which means your earnings will be a lot more. Peak hours can be lunch hours during weekdays and evenings during weekends.

By being present at hotspots

Hotspots in delivery driver terms are those areas which have a large number of restaurants. By being in these areas, delivery drivers can get a lot more delivery requests and thus earn more money.

Requirements to be a delivery driver

If you want to be a delivery driver for Uber Eats, you will need to have the following requirements:

  • A valid driver’s license if you are planning to deliver by car and a Social Security Number
  • A valid driver’s license if you are planning to deliver by scooter and a Social Security Number
  • A government issued ID card if you are planning on delivering by bicycle or foot

Conclusion

In this article, we have explained why you are not getting tips on Uber Eats. We have also described a few ways using which delivery drivers on Uber Eats can get more tips from their customers. In addition to this, we have looked at the requirements that you need in order to be a delivery driver for Uber Eats.

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Citations

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uber_Eats

https://craft.co/ubereats

https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/uber-eats

https://www.datanyze.com/companies/uber-eats/371475626

https://www.investopedia.com/articles/personal-finance/111015/story-uber.asp

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