If you are interested in making fixed $25 per hour and also having additional tips, becoming a Postmates driver may sound appealing to you. First of all, let’s understand what Postmates is and what exactly they are doing.
Postmates is a delivery company founded in San Francisco in 2011. Currently, Postmates operates in cities all across the United States, including Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Seattle, Dallas, etc. To view the full list of Postmates operations, you can look into their website.
The mission behind Postmates is to allow their customers to get anything on-demand within minutes instead of waiting for days or weeks. Many people confuse Postmates with food delivery service.
However, it is way more than that. The reason Postmates is available in most of the states is to get anything to the customers within minutes from different stores. You can download the application and have delivered anything from food stores to groceries or even the latest gadgets.
After a customer places the order, the Postmates driver receives the information regarding the order and then picks it up from the store delivering it to the customer and gets paid for it. The service is straightforward and very useful for everyone, so you can be sure there is always a high demand for this job.
This is a great system where businesses also benefit from offering their products in a convenient platform and delivery format. The drivers, in their turn, are able to make an hourly wage of $25 as well as additional tips.
Those who start working at Postmates absolutely love it and guarantee it is a great source of additional pocket money. So, if you are interested in this job, let’s take a closer look to understand what you need to register and qualify for it.
How to register and qualify for the job
There are three major requirements to be eligible for the Postmates driver job, which is as follows. First of all, you need to be 18 years of age and older. You must have a driver’s license, which is valid as of now, and access to an insured vehicle (can be a bicycle too). Last but not least, you should pass a background check performed by Postmates after you apply for the driver’s position.
If you are able to meet the criteria mentioned above, and you have a smartphone with an iOS or Android operating system to download the app, then you are ready to apply for this position.
Begin your signup process at Postmates webpage’s application link.
For the signup process, you need to enter your valid email address and password for your account. After you create your account, you will be asked to verify your identity.
For this, make sure you write your full name as it is in your documents because Postmates will use it for performing your background check. Another thing you will be asked includes uploading your photo (can be selfie too) so that Postmates merchants and customers will be able to identify you.
After your registration process is complete, the Company will send you Postmates non-activated prepaid card to use while you pick up customers’ orders from the stores.
You can activate the prepaid card via your Postmates account, where you also need to add your banking information to sign up for direct deposit.
After Postmates performs your criminal history and driver records background check, you will eventually be approved for the position.
There are various reviews from drivers, including both positive and negative ones. As already mentioned, the major part of drivers says that the greatest advantage while working at Postmates is the flexible schedule and weekly payments with instant cashouts. On the other hand, many claim that the payout for the work is very low, especially for the rate per mile, which only covers the gas expenses.
The most common thing which you can notice among reviews is that the majority of drivers work at Postmates for some pocket money but not for their primary source of income. In fact, even the ones who leave positive reviews for working at Postmates say that the work is good, but not for the ones who consider it as their primary source of income.
Many argue saying that the wage is too low, however, consider that these people are the ones who do not have other work than driving for Postmates.
All in all, considering all reviews and putting those in a nutshell, people value the culture and vision Postmates has and the value it provides to the customers.
If you consider working at Postmates for a part-time driver’s position, it can be a great source of pocket money. If you do not have work other than Postmates, the compensation may be very low, and you may not be satisfied as the money will only cover the gas expenses.
However, if you combine your job at Postmates with another part-time job, it may be a great source of extra money.
Reviews from indeed.com:
Overall, if you wish to earn from $14 to $25 hourly wage and have some extra money, you should definitely consider applying to the Postmates for a driver’s position. Not only is this a great way to earn money, but you will also have a flexible schedule and weekly payouts.
In order to be successful and make higher tips at Postmates, you should ensure customer satisfaction. Be punctual and nice towards them; understand that the most significant thing customers value about your service is fast and accurate delivery. Evaluate all of the advantages and disadvantages that Postmates will bring into your working life.
Consider that every minor detail starting from where you live and what type of vehicle you drive matter while thinking about this job.
Postmates creates a customer and driver-friendly platform and ensures a win-win situation for both parties. Eliminating the star rating system and updating it to a thumbs up or down buttons changed their corporate culture in the right direction.
Drivers are not stressed and make their deliveries much more effectively and accurately without stressing over the fact of how the customers will rate them.
After all, Postmates is all about the experience, and the team makes sure both customers and drivers are satisfied with the values and services provided.
All in all, Postmates is an excellent source of additional income which may be suitable for your daily routine.
If you think of applying for this position, make sure you qualify for it, that is, you are 18 years of age or above, have valid driver’s license for an insured vehicle (can be a scooter or bike too), and be ready for a background check performed by Postmates themselves.
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