Top-up opportunities – use your car for more than just ridesharing

    Top-up opportunities – use your car for food delivery and parcel delivery
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    We enable you to make money by driving. And not just ridesharing. There’s a world of other opportunities out there and if you think outside the box, driving is as versatile as you make it.

    As far as on-demand gigs go, you can do so much more with your car than just rideshare driving. Once you have a good car, you have a powerful tool on your hands to earn an income.

    In times of low demand or if you just need a change of pace, you can use your car to do courier work such as parcel- or food deliveries.

    Check out our list with some of the most popular delivery apps in Australia and top up your rideshare income:

    Courier and parcel delivery

    Amazon Flex

    Amazon Flex allows you to earn money by delivering to Amazon customers in your city. You’re the last link in the delivery chain, which means you help Amazon deliver its packages from its regional centres to customers.

    Requirements to drive with Amazon Flex:

    • 20 years or older
    • Full AU driver’s licence
    • Smartphone (iOS 11 or above / Android 6.0 or above)
    • Valid car insurance

    Signing up to drive with Amazon Flex:

    1. Download the app and sign up
    2. Enter your tax information (your background check may take 3-5 days)
    3. Watch the Amazon Flex video and take the quiz (it takes about 30 minutes)

    Yello

    With Yello, you can choose not only your working hours, but also the retailers you deliver for. They charge a one-time onboarding fee as opposed to a commission after your deliveries. You can use the promo code SPLENDYELLO and get 80% off on the signup with a 30 day money back guarantee.

    You’ll receive your payments into your nominated bank account daily, directly from the retailers you work with.

    Requirements to drive with Yello:

    • Active ABN registered to your name as Sole Trader
    • Valid car insurance (minimum Third Party Property Damage)
    • Clean police check
    • Smartphone (iOS 10 or above / Android 5.0 or above)
    • Bank details

    Signing up to drive with Yello:

    1. Download the Drive Yello app for iOS or Android and set up your personal profile
    2. Book a spot in the online onboarding webinar

    Uber Parcel

    Our members have been selected to take part in Uber’s latest pilot, Uber Parcel. With this new service, you can pick up and drop off items using your Driver app.

    Requirements to drive with Uber Parcel:

    If you’re an active Uber driver, you’re automatically eligible to work on the Parcel platform too.

    How it works:

    • If you’re a Splend member, Uber will activate the Parcel feature in your account automatically. You can opt out anytime: just email hello@splend.com.au
    • After you accept a delivery request, you’ll see additional pick-up and drop-off notes from the requester.
    • Pick-ups and drop-offs are designed to be contactless to help with social distancing.
    • If you’re having difficulty locating the item or the drop-off location, you can call the requester in the app for additional information.

    Sherpa

    By joining the Sherpa network of crowdsourced couriers, you can deliver packages 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM within the major cities.

    Sherpa is present in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Newcastle, and Cairns.

    Requirements to drive with Sherpa:

    • Active ABN
    • Valid car insurance
    • Proof of right to work in Australia
    • Clean police check
    • Valid AU or international drivers license
    • Smartphone (iOS 10 or above / Android 4.0 or above)
    • Bank account or PayPal

    Signing up to drive with Sherpa:

    1. Download the app for iOS or Android or sign up online
    2. Fill out the form with your personal details upon confirming your account
    3. Read the online onboarding material and pass a short quiz
    4. Complete your background checks and upload your proofs of insurance
    5. Upload your onboarding video
    6. Wait for Sherpa to approve your application

    Zoom2u

    A platform designed to connect couriers with customers, the Zoom2u marketplace offers you the freedom to work whenever you want and choose which bookings you want to deliver. They transfer your payments into your account once a week.

    Zoom2u is available in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and Gold Coast.

    Requirements to drive with Zoom2u:

    • Active ABN
    • AU driver’s license
    • Proof of right to work in Australia
    • Valid car insurance with comprehensive coverage
    • Smartphone (iOS 9.1 or above / Android 4.1 or above)

    Signing up to drive with Zoom2u:

    1. Sign up online
    2. Download the app for iOS or Android

    Food delivery

    Uber Eats

    Uber Eats is an online food ordering and delivery platform. You can use your own car and work as much or as little as you want—even for an hour or less at a time.

    As a special consideration, Uber has agreed to activate cross – dispatch for all Splend members and soon you will see a notification in your Uber Driver app.

    You will then be asked via the app to accept the terms and conditions to start undertaking delivering and will be given info about how to start.

    You would need to access a delivery bag which are available via Detpack
    If you wish to opt out of this, please email us at hello@splend.com.au

    Requirements to drive with Uber Eats:

    Since you are an active Uber driver, you’re automatically eligible for Uber Eats

    Signing up to drive with Uber Eats:

    Splend has been working with Uber to activate your account on Uber Eats without you having to undergo any further process

    Local restaurants

    With the delivery demand booming, we suggest you also reach out to your local cafes, restaurants & pizzerias to offer delivery services to these businesses.

    For more earning opportunities, check out our referral program and build out a passive revenue stream using these 5 tips to boost your referral income, so you can earn money even when you’re not driving.

    About Splend

    Splend is more than a set of wheels. We’ll help steer your career.

    In addition to new-model cars and all the essentials to start earning money with Uber 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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