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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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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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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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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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Uber Eats Offers to Take Over Grubhub. What Would That Mean for Contractors?

News broke within the past hour that Uber Eats is negotiating a take over of Grubhub. (As I write this it’s about 10 AM MST). There aren’t many details right now. I’m not sure there are any details, to be honest. Sources have confirmed to several news outlets that talks are taking place, and that …

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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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Day 4 of the Great(er) Uber Eats Challenge: Uncharted Territory and Decision Time

If you’ve been reading along, I’ve been trying something out. How well could I do if I focused primarily on Uber Eats for a whole week, full time? I’ve tried a couple of shorter term tests but never for the whole week. Yesterday (Friday the 13th) was my fourth delivery day, having taken Tuesday off. …

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The Great(er) Uber Eats Challenge – Day 3 is in the Books

I tell drivers to have a lot of options. I say not to get so invested in just one delivery platform that you are overly dependent on them and that major changes with that platform could derail you. And yet my earnings have ranged between 70 and 80 percent coming from one platform: Grubhub. Could …

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Day Two of the Great(er) Uber Eats Challenge

Let’s just call it brain fart Wednesday. Or maybe we’ll call it brain fart slow Wednesday. I thought of calling it the Uber Eats Theory of Relativity Wednesday. For every really good day there’s an equal and opposite… you know where I’m going. Seriously though, it wasn’t THAT bad, but it sure felt it for …

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How Did My First Day on the Great(er) Uber Eats Challenge Go?

This week I ditched Grubhub. I didn’t schedule any blocks with anyone else but made the decision to go all in on Uber Eats. You can read more about my decision here. I’ll share my progress as I see if I can make enough money as a full time UberEatser I’ll be honest, I kind …

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