Sometimes, the best way to increase your DoorDash pay is to split your attention between multiple apps. Double-apping, or Dapping, involves running multiple apps at once to get a faster stream of order requests in. So, you can run apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats simultaneously to get orders faster. Once you accept an order somewhere, turn the other app off. When you’re close to drop off, turn the other app on again to get an order request as you’re finishing a delivery. You can even get lucky and get order requests from the same joint; a rare albeit awesome occurrence that basically lets you stack orders on two apps at once. Extra Reading – How To Make $50 Per Day.
I mentioned how order acceptance rate impacts how many orders you get on DoorDash. This is because of the Top Dasher program, which is designed to recognize the most consistent Dashers with special benefits Here’s how Top Dasher works. On the first of every month, you can qualify for this program if you meet the necessary Top Dasher requirements:
Another common question Dashers have is when they see their DoorDash tips and how the whole tipping process works. This is because the process has changed a bit over the years, but it’s now in a place that’s better for drivers. DoorDash customers typically add a tip while checking out with their order. This is actually a good idea from the customer side of things since Dashers will see the tip information on an order before accepting it, incentivizing them to take the delivery. However, what many don’t know is that customers can also choose to adjust the tip after delivery once they rate the delivery experience. So, if you really mess up or do something to annoy the customer, there’s a chance they go into their DoorDash app and adjust the tip. Customers can also choose to tip afterwards through the app or with cash. So, when do you actually see your DoorDash tips?
This DoorDash question is really subjective, so it’s hard to answer. DoorDash has new delivery protocols, including wearing a mask. Since you’re mostly dealing with food and not contact with many people, it’s also safe that way. The main thing I want to stress here is that if you deliver via bike, always wear reflective clothing at night! Additionally, if you get an order request in a very sketchy part of town with items that don’t really make sense, don’t feel bad for not accepting it. Here’s a Reddit thread that has a lot of valuable info about if DoorDash is safe to work for or not. As you can see, the main Dasher tip here is to be aware.
DoorDash pays weekly on Monday for all deliveries completed between Monday to Sunday of the previous week. However, you have the option to cash out faster if you want through Fast Pay. DoorDash Fast Pay lets you cash out your earnings daily for a $1.99 fee. Just note that you need a debit card, not a prepaid card, to use DoorDash Fast Pay.
Payments transfer first thing on Monday, but this doesn’t mean you get money in your account on Monday morning. In fact, DoorDash payments usually take two to three days to finish processing and to appear in your bank account. So, you can expect to see your DoorDash earnings sometime on Tuesday or Wednesday for the previous week of work.
When you drive for DoorDash, you’re working as an independent contractor. This means you’re fully responsible for paying for gas. You also need to factor in vehicle depreciation and accurately report your income when filing your taxes. In short, DoorDash doesn’t pay for gas or anything besides providing you a Red Card to pay for certain food orders. For more information, read our post: does DoorDash pay for gas?
My friend delivered for Uber Eats and DoorDash to avoid buying a card and to get paid to workout. If you live in a busy city center, this is definitely a viable strategy. Plus, with a bike, you pay less in wear and tear, don’t have to worry about fuel costs, and get your sweat on while making extra cash! However, you probably earn a tiny bit more when delivering with a car, and in some markets, bikes and scooters won’t be viable. Note: DoorDash knows what vehicle type you deliver with and only gives you deliveries that are reasonable, so don’t worry about getting a 10 mile request if you’re on a bike!
I’ve seen this question on a few forums as well, so I’ll take a crack at it! Let’s assume you earn between $15 to $20 per hour working for DoorDash. To make $500 in a week, you would need to:
This is probably one of the most unknown DoorDash tips for drivers but it’s also one of the most important. Order acceptance rates on DoorDash aren’t going to make or break your success. However, order cancellation rates, or how often you accept an order and then cancel it part way through, can get you in hot water…if you cancel orders all the time, you can even get deactivated. But, this doesn’t mean you’re powerless as a Dasher. Rather, it just means you have to cancel orders very strategically when it protects your hourly wage. Here’s an example: you accept an order for $8 guaranteed for a Chinese restaurant that’s 7 minutes away. You drive there and then find out the food will take another 25 minutes to prepare. Is this really worth waiting around for? In my opinion, you’re better off canceling the order, letting the customer know about the delay, and hopping on another order ASAP. The only exception to this is if you spent forever driving out to a place, only to find out you have to wait a bit. In this case, the sunk cost is kinda what it is so hey, lesson learned about that restaurant.