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Seven Reasons You May Not Want to be a Delivery Contractor with Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats, Postmates, etc.

I wrote previously about the six things I love about delivering for Uber Eats, Grubhub, Doordash and Postmates, but I have to be fair and say there are at least as many reasons you may not want to do that. I came up with seven, and might be missing a few. When you work for …

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Six Things I Love About Delivering for Uber Eats Grubhub Doordash Postmates (and Why You Might Too)

Of the things I’ve done in my life, being a delivery contractor with Grubhub, Doordash, Postmates, and Uber Eats has been one of my favorite. I’ve been the president of a telecom company, I’ve been a nonprofit business manager, I’ve been in sales and customer service and I’ve owned my own businesses. This food delivery …

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How do you choose the right insurance for Grubhub, Doordash Postmates Delivery? Here is my journey

With my wife and I both replacing cars, and my Geico Commercial policy expiring, it was time to take a look at our car insurance situation. Several weeks ago I posted about how to make sure you have the proper insurance for delivery when delivering as an independent contractor for apps like Doordash, Postmates, Grubhub …

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Income Alternatives When Your Delivery Income is Disrupted by a Pandemic? The Gateway Drug

What does a delivery courier do when their business has been slowed or stopped due to this pandemic? How do you replace that income? For some, the increase in deliveries due to all the shelter at home orders has increased income for delivery couriers. Ironically, in many places just the opposite has happened. This is …

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I can’t get through to Doordash Support. Uber Eats Customer Care Won’t Answer My Call. Why Not?

You ordered food from Doordash, Grubhub, Postmates, or Uber Eats but there’s a problem, and now you can’t get through to support. You deliver as a contractor for Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates, or Doordash and the restaurant is closed. The driver support team is not answering the phone. What’s going on here? The circumstances around …

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Will the Response to COVID-19 by Grubhub, Uber Eats and Doordash help or hurt their long term survival?

It is an interesting time to be alive. Didn’t someone say that was a curse? People are stuck in their homes, and they are relying more and more on delivery services. That would mean that things should be great for delivery companies like Grubhub, Doordash, Postmates, Uber Eats, Amazon Flex and others Or could it …

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My Experience Getting a Commercial Auto Insurance Quote From CommercialInsurance.Net

Two years ago I took out a commercial auto policy from Geico Commercial. I knew my personal policy from Liberty Mutual specifically excluded “livery” – the use of my vehicle to transport goods or persons for hire, and I found out they had no options or riders to cover it. If I wanted to be …

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Doordash and Car Insurance – Are You Insured While Delivering? Does Doordash Provide Coverage?

Were you aware that your auto insurance may not cover you if in an accident while delivering for Doordash? Do you need special insurance like commercial auto? Are you uninsured when delivering? Does Doordash have your back? Who covers what if you are in an accident? How do you find out? Let’s look at how …

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What does it take for Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats etc to earn my loyalty?

Last week, we had a team of researchers come on the podcast and talk about their study of gig economy drivers. They are looking into things about what a platform has to do to keep their drivers or to attract drivers. If you hadn’t noticed, the geek in me was in hog heaven. I’m fascinated …

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What Keeps Drivers Engaged with Platforms? Talking with Researchers.

I think one of the most fascinating things to me when I started doing delivery was how intensely and fiercely loyal the Grubhub driver community was to Grubhub. It was completely fascinating to me, because here we are, independent contractors and not employees, but they had the kind of loyalty that you usually only see in an employee environnment. You saw drivers thinking of Grubhub as “we.” They would have nothing to do with any of …

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How to Get the Right Insurance as a Delivery Driver for Grubhub Doordash Postmates Uber Eats

You may have found out that personal insurance policies generally do not cover delivery driving for gig companies like Grubhub, Postmates, Doordash or Uber Eats, so how do you find the right insurance? Do you have to get commercial insurance? Is commercial insurance too expensive? Are there other options? Is there a chance your personal …

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Rideshare verses Delivery: Six Reasons I Don’t Do Rideshare for Uber or Lyft

Every once in awhile, I get asked about driving Rideshare such as Uber or Lyft verses doing delivery work. I can’t tell you whether rideshare is a good choice for you. In fact I couldn’t even come close to giving you good advice. Part of it is that since I haven’t done it, I can’t …

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Travis Kalanick: All in on a new kind of food delivery venture? Cloud Kitchens will change the Delivery World

Travis Kalanick’s involvement with Cloud Kitchens may be just the thing to totally upend the delivery world. There’s been a lot of buzz lately about Kalanick completely severing ties with Uber and selling off all his shares in the company. The early speculation that I saw was that he was fully aware of where the …

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My Christmas Gift to Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats and/or Postmates

In the spirit of the season, I want to give. Having made a decent living the last couple of years doing delivery work, I’m offering a free gift to my customers. As an independent contractor in the on demand food delivery space, my customers are Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats and Postmates. Guys, I want to …

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Why This Website May Go Away (As Well as Your Delivery Career)

Let me get it out there right now: I think our industry is in for some big changes. Big enough that this whole website will be obsolete. I may be wrong, but I think our days as delivery contractors in the gig economy are numbered. Grubhub is on the brink of a shareholder revolt. A …

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