With rideshare demand down as a result of the nationwide lockdown, on-demand drivers have pivoted into package and food delivery to supplement their income
We chatted with Richie the other day, a Splend member who is maximising his income across multiple on-demand food and package delivery platforms including Amazon Flex, Deliveroo, and Uber Eats. He was kind enough to share his experience with us:
I’ve been on Amazon Flex for about 10 months now and I find it a viable alternative to ridesharing apps, you can earn quite a bit.
I earn between £18-£24 gross per hour with Amazon Flex.
Richie drives with Amazon Flex between picking up rideshare passengers and earns £100-£130 per week on average on top of his other on-demand work.
With Amazon Flex you simply go to the client’s house, put the package down on the floor, knock on the door, step back, and they’ll come and collect it. It’s all contact-free, so it’s completely safe for me as well as the client.
Amazon Flex doesn’t give me too many packages at one time, so I haven’t had any issues fitting all the boxes in so far. Also, when I put the seats down in my Niro I get a lot of boot space, so I don’t think I’ll ever have trouble with parcel delivery.
It’s definitely worth doing. You just download the Amazon Flex app and sign up – it’s quite a simple procedure, and then you can go from there.
Uber Eats and Deliveroo are definitely the way to go – it’s all contact-free now. Just make sure you take the necessary precautions: wear gloves and a face mask, and sanitise your hands frequently.
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