Tips for delivering with Uber
Learn about becoming a top-rated delivery partner with Uber and how to earn more throughout the day.
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Hot places and times to deliver
Bicycle delivery area
There are hundreds of restaurants spread across the bicycle service area. The map above shows where bicycle delivery with Uber is currently available.
The majority of demand occurs during lunch (11am-2pm) and dinner (5pm-9pm).
Vehicle delivery area
There are hundreds of restaurants spread across the vehicle service area. The map above shows where vehicle delivery with Uber is currently available.
Here's how your fare is calculated
For every delivery, you get a base fare (for time, distance, pickup and dropoff) plus trip supplement, promotions and/or tolls if available. Customer tips are extra.
You will receive your earnings via direct deposit every Thursday for the previous Monday-Monday of delivering with Uber. You can also make every day a payday with Instant Pay.
Understand incentives and promotions
As a delivery partner you may be eligible for earnings incentives and weekly promotions. Understanding how these work can increase your earnings.
You can conserve gas by parking your vehicle while waiting for requests. The maps and tips above identify high-demand locations to park.
You don't need a car for delivery. Bike delivery partners are welcome, too! See below for details.
Deliver with a vehicle and bike
Requirements to deliver in New York City
Requirements for drivers
- At least 19 years old
- Have a 2-door or 4-door car made 1999 or after
- Have a valid driver's license, vehicle insurance and vehicle registration
Requirements for cyclists
- At least 18 years old
- Have a state-issued ID
- When signing up be sure to choose 'Biking' under transportation method.
- At least 19 years old
- Have a motorized scooter under 50cc
- Have a valid driver's license, scooter registration, and vehicle insurance
- When signing up be sure to choose 'Deliver with a Scooter' under transportation method.
Great service deserves to be rewarded
Uber Eats customers have the option to tip in-app after the delivery is made. 100% of the tips are yours to keep —zero service fees applied, always. Tipping is now available to all U.S. and Canadian delivery partners.
¹ *These are only the busiest areas. There are hundreds of restaurants spread across the entire service area.
² Subject to Uber fee. Per mile calculation based on fastest route between pickup and drop off locations.