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 customer who is maximising his income across multiple delivery apps 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.
Yes, 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.
I’d definitely recommend anyone to become an Uber Eats driver or drive for Deliveroo. The earnings are pretty good and you get to choose how much time you’re spending doing deliveries.
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