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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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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 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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The New Uber Eats Pay Model: Seven Takeaways on How it Impacts Couriers

The new Uber Eats pay model has hit my market finally, and I’d like to talk about what I have seen so far. Bottom line is that no matter how you spin it, it’s a reduction in pay. That shouldn’t come as a surprise. But that said, I may be more likely to turn on …

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Is Uber Eats a Good Delivery Option for Independent Contractors?

Is Uber EATS a good delivery option for you as an indpendent contractor? As part of the Deliver on Your Business Podcast, we are looking at the four delivery companies and examining some of the pros and cons of each. I drug my feet a bit with this one because I wanted to wait to …

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Does Uber Eats Pay Enough to be My Main Hustle? (FAQ Series)

When you are thinking about delivering for different delivery apps, you will be asking yourself, does Uber Eats pay enough? Is there enough potential to make decent profits as an independent contractor working exclusively or primarily on Uber Eats deliveries? I can’t answer that. Every person is different, every situation is different and every market …

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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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Should I Deliver Uber Eats in Bad Weather? How UE and Weather Affect Your Earnings Potential

My first experience delivering in the gig economy was with Uber Eats. It was February. It didn’t take long before the first snow, and I figured tips would be pretty good, right? You know, you’d expect peope were more thankful that they didn’t have to go out. They’d respect that we were willing to put …

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The Uber Eats Game Changer: Promotions, Tipping and when it Makes Sense to Deliver Uber Eats

For me, it was always hot or cold with Uber Eats. I would either do a pretty regular number of UE deliveries, or would barely touch them. That may have changed. Understanding Uber Eats and Promotions I will start off by saying that when it comes to the money we actually receive from the delivery …

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