Become a food delivery driver in Ankeny, IA
You can get paid to deliver in Ankeny using Uber Eats. Learn how it works, and see tips for getting started.
Searching for courier jobs in Ankeny?
Instead, try delivering with Uber, which offers more flexibility than traditional courier jobs. Here are some of the benefits to being your own boss with Uber Eats.
Grab your car, bike, or scooter to be a delivery driver—or get around on foot.
Deliver whenever you want—for an hour, on the weekend, or throughout the week.
Before you accept any order, you’ll see how much you’ll get paid to deliver it.
Part-time, flexible hours
An alternative to traditional delivery driving jobs in Ankeny.
If you’re looking for delivery jobs in Ankeny, give Uber a try instead. Get paid to drive or deliver when you want, on the platform with the largest network of active riders.
Delivering with Uber Eats in Ankeny offers a flexible earning opportunity. It’s a great alternative to full-time delivery jobs, part-time delivery jobs, or other part-time gigs, temp jobs, or seasonal employment. Or maybe you’re already a rideshare driver and want to supplement your income by becoming a food delivery driver using the Uber Eats platform. Drivers using Uber come from all backgrounds and industries, setting their own schedule to make work fit into their lives, not the other way around.
Uber offers part-time delivery job alternatives in all major cities in the US, including Austin, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle—plus hundreds of other cities of all sizes across the country.
To be a delivery driver in Ankeny, you must meet certain requirements. No matter how you deliver, you’ll need to submit your Social Security number for us to run a background screening. If you’re delivering by car, you must be at least 19 years old, have a 2-door or 4-door car, and have a valid driver’s license in your name. If delivering by scooter, you must be at least 19 years old, have a motorized scooter under 50cc, and have a valid driver’s license in your name (when signing up, be sure to choose Delivery by scooter under transportation method). If your deliveries will be completed by bicycle or on foot, you must be at least 18 years old and have a government-issued ID (when signing up, be sure to choose Delivery by bicycle—and in certain cities, Delivery by bicycle or foot—under transportation method).
Uber’s mission is to reimagine the way the world moves for the better. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: How do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 15 billion trips later, we’re building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities.
Delivery drivers using Uber are independent contractors who work on their own schedule with flexible hours. Uber is available in more than 10,000 cities worldwide. Signing up is easy for most people. We welcome drivers from other parts of the driving industry, such as bus, truck, taxi, limo, catering, and commercial drivers. We also welcome rideshare drivers and drivers who have been active on other driving apps and services, such as Bridj, Curb, Lyft, Via, and Wingz. Driving with Uber is a good way to earn additional money. And you might also be eligible to deliver with Uber Eats. It’s easy to get started.
Frequently asked questions
- Is delivering with Uber different from full-time or part-time courier jobs in Ankeny?
Delivery driver jobs in Ankeny offer different opportunities. Uber Eats has a broad range of merchants on the app, including Asian, Wings, and Seafood spots. Not all delivery opportunities offer such a wide range of choices for customers.
- How often would I have to deliver with Uber in Ankeny?
Because it isn’t a traditional food delivery job, when you deliver with Uber Eats your schedule is up to you. You can get paid to deliver in Ankeny when you want and manage your own hours.
- What kind of car can I use to deliver near me using Uber Eats?
When you sign up to become a delivery driver in Ankeny, you’ll see a list of vehicle choices. They might include car, scooter, bike, and/or walking, depending on your city. For more details, see above on this page. You can sign up to deliver above or below on this page.
- How much of my delivery tips do I get to keep?
Uber Eats customers can tip you directly through the app for the service you provide, and you can see total tips in your weekly earnings summary. As a delivery person in Ankeny, the tips you make from delivering are on top of earnings and 100% yours—no service fees are applied.
- How does a courier with Uber in Ankeny receive payment for earnings?
As a delivery driver using Uber, you’ll get an earnings statement every week. But in the US, you can cash out before then by using Instant Pay—up to 5 times every day. Any remaining earnings, including whatever you earn from referral rewards and promotions, will be transferred to your bank account by the end of the week. You can learn more about Instant Pay at uber.com/drive/driver-app/instant-pay.
- Are there many restaurants and stores on Uber Eats in Ankeny?
The Uber Eats app is available in more than 6,000 cities worldwide. In Ankeny, there are about 100 restaurants, cafes, and shops offering delivery on Uber Eats. Some of the more popular ones include Starbucks (Delaware & Shurfine - Ankeny), Siam Table, and Applebee's (1001 E. First Street).
- What are the requirements to deliver with Uber near me?
When you become a delivery driver in Ankeny using Uber, you must be at least 19 years old (unless you’re delivering by bike or foot) and have an eligible mode of transportation. You must also submit some required documents, such as a valid driver’s license, or another government-issued ID, should you choose to deliver on foot or a bicycle. And you need to pass a background screening.
- Am I allowed to become a courier with Uber in Ankeny if I’ve already got another courier job here?
Yes, you’re able to get paid to deliver using Uber Eats in Ankeny even if you’re also working other food delivery or courier jobs, or using other apps. With Uber, you have options for how you deliver, who you deliver for, when you do it, and more.
- What’s the best time to deliver with Uber Eats in Ankeny?
You're likely to get more delivery requests in locations with more Uber Eats restaurants, often in downtown areas. In general in Ankeny, 5pm-8pm has typically been the busiest time for deliveries.
- I'm already a driver on Uber. Can I receive delivery requests too?
Yes, having the option to drive and/or deliver on one app is one of the many benefits of using the Uber platform to help you meet your goals. You are able to do both in Ankeny.
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