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It’s Official: Uber is Buying Postmates. Five Takeaways and Six Questions

News broke last week that Uber and Postmates were negotiating a take over. This morning, Uber and Postmates announced that a deal had been reached. Uber will buy Postmates for 2.65 billion dollars worth of stock. Postmates will fall under current Uber Eats management. Bloomberg reports that Bastian Lehmann and his team will stay on …

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How Would a Possible Uber Eats Take Over of Postmates Impact Independent Contractors?

Uber is back in the food delivery mergers and acquisitions rumor mill. This time they are negotiating a take over of Postmates. Several weeks ago, Uber and Grubhub were in talks about a possible takeover. I had the feeling that a deal would be done, but wasn’t sure that it could pass regulatory approval. It …

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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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Does Postmates Offer Insurance? (FAQ Series)

A lot of couriers sign on with companies like Postmates and go about their work assuming that Postmates will have their back if anything happens Do NOT make that assumption. You are an independent contractor, not an employee. That means that in most cases you are on your own if anything happens to you. It …

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Is Postmates a Good Delivery Option for Independent Contractors?

In conjunction with the Deliver On Your Business podcast, I wanted to get a good look at each of the four prominent delivery providers. This week we will take a look at Postmates. Postmates is a pioneer in delivery service, offering delivery before Uber, Doordash or Grubhub. They haven’t kept up with the growth of …

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What is the Postmates Pay Model and What Can I Earn? (FAQ Series)

As an independent contractor, you need to make sure you understand the Postmates pay model. Knowing how they pay is key to determining if they can be a profitable option for you. The most important thing you need to understand about delivering for Postmates is that you are doing so as an independent contractor. That …

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Earning More Tips on Postmates and Uber Eats

Customer service can have very positive and direct rewards towards your bottom line in one area: Tipping. This is especially true with Postmates and Uber Eats. I know a lot of people don’t like delivering these two platofrms primarily because the tipping doesn’t seem to keep up with that on Grubhub and Doordash. I actually …

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