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Why didn’t I get a 1099 from Uber Eats (and why the 1099-K?)

It’s 1099 time. All the delivery apps are sending out their 1099’s. But you got nothing from Uber Eats. Or maybe it was a lot smaller than you expected it to be. Why is Uber Eats not sending out 1099’s like everyone else? And why are the ones they do send out for so little? …

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Can I be deactivated for using the old Doordash version 5.63.6 or third party apps like Dash Utility?

Is it possible to get deactivated by Doordash for using the older version 5.63.6 of the Dasher app? Or how about for using an app like Driver’s Utility Helper (DUH, sometimes known in the driver community as Dash Utility) to help you make decisions? Is there a danger in linking to apps or programs where …

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Grubhub new tip policy in California discourages tips to make themselves look like they are charging less

Now that Prop 22 is in play and drivers are being paid a minimum, Grubhub has responded with a new tip policy in California that charges customers extra while telling them they don’t need to tip. Under Prop 22’s new minimums, gig companies have to calculate a minimum pay based on 120% of minimum wage, …

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Doordash Updated Contractor Agreement – What has changed? (December, 2020)

Dashers today discovered that they have to agree to the new updated Doordash Independent Contractor Agreement if they want to dash. What has changed on the updated Doordash Independent Contractor Agreement? Changes in the agreement appear to be geared towards strengthening their case in the use of independent contractors, making mass arbitration more difficult, and …

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There’s a New Kid on the Block and they could change everything. Interview with Bob McNulty of TripDelivers

Ron at EntreCourier Well, Courier Nation, I’m excited to have our guest on today. I have Bob McNulty from TripDelivers. TripDelivers is a new entrant coming into the delivery scene and really kinda upending things with a totally different model and a totally different approach both for the restaurants and for the drivers. Everything that …

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Can I Make Enough Delivering Only for Doordash? (FAQ Series)

In a time where working multiple delivery platforms is a thing, can I make enough money if I choose delivering only for Doordash? When does it make sense to go with multiple options? When does it make sense to choose just one? Can I make enough delivering only for Doordash? There is no universal answer …

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How Much Does Grubhub Pay? (FAQ Series)

How much does Grubhub pay their couriers, and is that pay still competitive with other delivery options? Because Grubhub is not a direct employer, and instead contracts with self employed couriers, the answer to that question isn’t as cut and dried. How much does Grubhub pay? There is no hourly wage for Grubhub contractors. Instead, …

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Why is Uber Eats Paying Less With the New Tip Update?

I’m not sure I can answer why because I’m not sure that Uber Eats IS paying less with the new update that shows the total expected pay for an offer including tips. That said, a lot of Uber Eats couriers feel like Uber Eats is paying less – a LOT less – and especially that …

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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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Should Uber Eats Show Couriers the Tip Amount Up Front?

Uber Eats showing total amount INCLUDING tip up front? Will they? Should they? Brian from the UDM Youtube channel has commented a couple times that my market always seems to get the first look at changes that these gig delivery companies roll out. It looks like he got the scoop on this one. (Around the …

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Why is Grubhub Slashing Delivery Fees? Are they Stealing Tips?

In the middle of a pandemic like this, why is Grubhub slashing delivery fees? Or are they? I have to chuckle a little. I’m not sure I realized just HOW many drivers are pretty new to Grubhub. Not until I saw all the shock and anger when Grubhub started offering deliveries for ONLY $8. Or …

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What is it like delivering for Uber Eats?

I’m starting a new series, asking what is it like to deliver for the delivery apps, starting this week with Uber Eats. Last fall, we dedicated some episodes to whether each of the four major options are good ones, including Episode 45 where we asked, “Is Uber Eats a good delivery option for independent contractors?” …

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