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What’s the best way to accept or reject orders? Top Dasher, #Declinenow, Premier Status, #NoTipNoTrip?

Should I accept every offer or should I subscribe to #DeclineNow or #NoTipNoTrip or any of those other ideas? What’s the best philosophy? What is the best strategy for accepting or rejecting deliveries on Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats, Postmates or others? IS there a best way to accept or decline orders?

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First Impressions of Delivering for Uber Eats With Tip Amount Included in Offer

Uber Eats is trying something new: Showing the total amount, including expected tip, when they offer deliveries. They rolled it out in my market. What was it like taking offers now that I know the total amount that a delivery will pay?

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Grubhub Offered Me $4 Per Delivery Extra to Accept Every Offer. Was it Worth it?

So I got this special offer from Grubhub this weekend. Accept every offer and get a $4 bonus for every completed delivery during the dinner rush. I’ve learned that high acceptance rate = low profit and lots of miles, especially with Grubhub. But four bucks a delivery extra? At two deliveries per hour, that’s an …

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Accepting and Rejecting Offers on Uber Eats: The Reverse Cherry Pick Approach

Uber Eats has made a lot of improvements that help us with accepting and rejecting offers, but we still don’t know the total amount that we will earn. How do you know whether an order is worth taking or not? Uber Eats is different than Grubhub and Doordash. With Grubhub, you know what you will …

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Place Order and Pay: The Good (Doordash) The Bad (Grubhub) and the Ugly (Postmates)

Uber Eats is asking me if I want to sign up for Order and Pay (or some call it Place and Pay). I’m actually considering it. Me, the guy who normally avoids those orders like the plague. Why would I even think of it? If it’s optional, why not opt out? I’ll at least give …

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Accepting Orders on Postmates: How Do You Decide When You Don’t Know the Pay?

How do you know whether it’s worth accepting orders on Postmates? Most apps you can cherry pick pretty easily on because you know what they’ll pay. Doordash tells you the minimum you can expect and Grubhub shows you the actual amount the delivery will pay. Even Uber Eats is showing payouts now. But Postmates doesn’t …

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When Low Pay Orders Can Increase Your Profit Rate: Introducing the Loss Leader

I’m going to say something today that is a bit different than you’ve heard from me in the past. You can make good money on low paying or unprofitable deliveries. You heard me right. The guy who has been preaching the 40 cent rule, preaching to only take deliveries that pay 40 cents a minute …

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Is it Okay to Reject Deliveries? Setting Your Price by Accepting and Rejecting Offers

Let’s get right to the heart of having a business attitude when it comes to on demand delivery as an independent contractor. Should I reject orders? Should I accept all or most orders? How do I determine what I should take and what I shouldn’t?  Here’s the bottom line: It is your right. Sometimes it’s …

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Use Your Goals to Guide Your Business Decisions: The 40 Cent Rule

When a guy starts a website about the business side of on demand delivery, you might get the impression he’s a bit of a geek. The impression gets a bit deeper when he tells you that he can tell you what he’s earning at the 8 O’Clock hour or his average hourly profit for each …

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Evaluating Delivery Offers: The 40 Cent Rule, Simplified!

In my last article, I wrote about using the 40 Cent Rule to make decisions on which orders to accept. I was talking about this recently, and it dawned on me there was a simpler way to do things. I thought about editing the article to amend it but thought maybe it helps just to …

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Use This 8 Step Process to Keep Your Earnings Up Even When Grubhub and Others Cut Your Delivery Fees

Has the on demand delivery gig run its course? Can we earn enough still delivering for Grubhub, Postmates, UberEats, Doordash and others to make it worth it? Grubhub’s new pay model is reducing payouts per delivery, especially on batch orders, and eliminated the minimum base payout. Postmates improved pay twice to the tune of a …

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With Grubhub Cutting Pay on Stacked Orders, Are They Still Worth It?

If you are a Grubhub drivers in one of the markets where a new pay model rolled out this week, you will soon find that maybe the most significant change is in how Grubhub pays on multiple orders. It was a change that they buried deep in their email, and not a lot of people …

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When are Peak Pay, Bonuses, Promotions, Surges and Incentives worth it on Doordash Uber Eats Grubhub Instacart etc?

Ever had one of those times you decided to stay home, sit this one out, and then your phone starts blowing up. Doordash is offering crazy Peak Pay, or Uber Eats has surges and quests, Grubhub and Instacart are offering bonuses out the wazoo. When does it make sense to go out, and when are …

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The 40 Cent Rule: Setting a Price on Helps Make Better Delivery Decisions

You constantly have to make decisions on the fly as an independent contractor doing deliveries for Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates, Doordash, and other similar platforms. How do you know whether a delivery is worth it? What’s the best way to decide what part of town to work? How do you get a feel for how …

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