Become a food delivery driver in Boston, MA
You can get paid to deliver in Boston using Uber Eats. Learn how it works, and see tips for getting started.
Searching for courier jobs in Boston?
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 Boston.
If you’re looking for delivery jobs in Boston, 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 Boston 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 Boston, 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
- What’s the difference between being a courier with Uber in Boston and other traditional delivery jobs?
Delivery driver jobs in Boston offer different opportunities. Uber Eats has a broad range of merchants on the app, including CoffeeAndTea, American, and BBQ spots. Not all delivery opportunities offer such a wide range of choices for customers.
- Does Uber Eats give me the flexibility to drive when I want in Boston?
With Uber, you can get paid to deliver as little or as much as you want. You have the flexibility to be a food delivery driver near you whenever you choose.
- In Boston, what modes of transportation can I use for delivery?
If you’re only doing deliveries and are driving a car, it can have either 2 doors or 4 doors. You can see other delivery driver requirements and transportation options above on this page. The choices near you might include car, scooter, bike, and/or walking.
- How much of my delivery tips do I get to keep?
Your customers have the option to tip right from the Uber Eats app after every delivery. On Uber Eats, customers can add tips up to 7 days after a delivery is completed. You’re able to track your tips, which are all yours to keep, in the Earnings section of the Driver app.
- How do delivery drivers in Boston get paid after using Uber?
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.
- Which stores or merchants in Boston use Uber Eats?
Your customers can choose from about 1,800 shops and restaurants on Uber Eats in Boston, from meals to everyday essentials, in categories such as CoffeeAndTea, American, and BBQ. Some of the most in-demand merchants in your area include Club Cafe, CVS (587 BOYLSTON STREET), and CVS (207 MARKET STREET).
- What are the requirements to deliver with Uber near me?
Requirements for Uber vary depending on whether you’re driving a car or a scooter, or you’re biking or even walking. When you become a delivery driver, you’ll be prompted about which documents are required based on your mode of transportation. Delivery drivers in Boston must also pass a background screening.
- Does Uber Eats show me how much I’ve made after each delivery in Boston?
It’s easy to track your earnings from deliveries. A monetary amount at the top of your app screen will show how much you’re getting paid to deliver in Boston. Look for tools in the Driver app to give you more details.
- What’s the best time to deliver with Uber Eats in Boston?
You'll sometimes get in-app messages from Uber about high-demand locations, promotions, busy times, and popular restaurants. In Boston, 5pm-8pm is often a busy time for delivery.
- Am I able to deliver and drive on the Uber platform in Boston?
Yes. To toggle between driving and delivering, go to your preferences in the app, then turn on deliveries.