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
A high number of requests come from restaurants located in the above neighborhoods. You'll see hotspots outlined in the featured map.¹
The majority of demand occurs during lunch (11am-2pm) and dinner (5pm-9pm).
There are hundreds of restaurants spread across the entire service area. The map above shows where delivery with Uber is currently available.
Earnings, now with time
Here's how your fare is calculated
Pickup: $1.50 per trip
One flat fee for picking up one or more orders. A multiplier may be applied for pick-ups from more than one restaurant depending on the distance between restaurants.
- 0-5 meters: 1 pickup fee
- 5-50 meters: 1.3 pickup fees
- 50+ meters: 2 pickup fees
Dropoff: $1.00 per dropoff
Flat fee per order delivered
Distance: $0.70 per mile
Per-mile rate from pickup to dropoff, with distance determined by the most efficient route
Time: $0.13 per minute
Per-minute rate based on expected wait time at restaurant, expected travel time from restaurant to dropoff, and expected wait time at dropoff
These rates are reduced by a percentage determined when you signed up to provide delivery services. If you have questions about the percentage applied, contact support through your driver app.
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 Olympia
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.
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.