The when and where of driving for Uber Eats – a short guide to food deliveries

    Uber Eats driving guide
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    Our team is working closely with Uber to provide additional income opportunities for our members, so you can supplement your rideshare earnings and make the best use of your time on the road.

    Uber has made it possible for our members to activate Uber Eats directly from the Driver app and get started without any paperwork.

    Two-thirds of our members have activated Uber Eats and completed more than 10,000 deliveries in the first month.

    Signing up to Uber Eats and Uber Parcel

    The eligibility criteria are the same for both platforms as for UberX. If you’re an active Uber driver, you’re automatically ready to start with Uber Eats and Uber Parcel.

    Getting started is simple: visit the Work Hub in your Driver app to opt in for parcel delivery requests. You’ll be asked to accept the terms and conditions and get all the information you need to get started.

    If you’re having trouble signing up, just call your Member Success Representative on 1800 775 363. We’re here to help.

    While at it, check out some of the other food delivery and grocery shopping apps you can use to supplement your rideshare income.

    Uber Eats driving strategy

    Uber Eats may be new to you so to help you drive smarter, here are some pointers that may be of help:

    • Stats show that peak hours for Uber Eats are between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm and from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm on weekdays
    • Demand peaks over the weekend. Times include 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Saturday, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Saturday and all day on Sunday
    • Check out these links for the busiest areas to drive by city: Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney

    Signing up to Uber Eats is a great way to maximise your earnings. Don’t take it from us, hear it from our members themselves:

    “It’s a lifesaver, financially speaking. Great work, guys!” – Leslie (SA)

    “I’ve only done a few Uber Eats deliveries so far, but my experience has been good.” – Ross (VIC)

    “It’s working well for me. Thanks for the opportunity!” – Gary (WA)

    About Splend

    We enable people to make money by driving for on-demand apps such as Uber, Uber Eats and other rideshare and delivery services.

    We’re more than a car rental company. In addition to new-model cars and all the essentials to start earning money with on-demand mobility and delivery platforms as quickly as possible, our members enjoy driver training and dedicated support via a personal account manager, as well as member benefits such as partner discounts and exclusive events.

    For more information about Splend, drop by to your local Member Support Centre, email us or say hello on 1800 775 363.

    AUTHOR

    Balazs Szekely

    Maker by nature, writer by profession, and a petrolhead at heart, Balazs is our very own content creator who brings Splend’s voice to life. He’s been a wordsmith his entire career, having seen it all from the print media to radio through online publishing and marketing copywriting. He’s fascinated by things he has yet to fully understand such as photography, ice hockey, and the bizarre art of aquascaping. In his free time you may find him mixing up cocktails for his friends or away from home on a city break. Drop him a line at balazs.szekely@splend.com

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