Become a food delivery driver in Detroit, MI
You can get paid to deliver in Detroit using Uber Eats. Learn how it works, and see tips for getting started.
Searching for courier jobs in Detroit?
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 Detroit.
If you’re looking for delivery jobs in Detroit, 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 Detroit 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 Detroit, 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 does delivering using Uber offer that traditional delivery driver jobs in Detroit don’t?
Delivery driver jobs in Detroit offer different opportunities. Uber Eats has a broad range of merchants on the app, including Shawarma, Chinese, and Pasta spots. Not all delivery opportunities offer such a wide range of choices for customers.
- If I deliver with Uber, is there a minimum number of hours required?
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 Detroit when you want and manage your own hours.
- Can I choose whether I make Uber Eats deliveries with a bike or a car?
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 do tips work with my delivery earnings?
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.
- In Detroit, how can I get the money I earn from delivering on the Uber platform?
When you deliver with Uber in Detroit, your earnings are transferred automatically, so there’s no need to worry about paperwork. If you’re loading earnings to your debit card, in most instances you’ll get your cash right away, but you can cash out through Instant Pay up to 5 times every day. If you're transferring earnings to a bank account, processing times can vary depending on your bank. Learn more at uber.com/drive/basics/earnings.
- Are there many restaurants and stores on Uber Eats in Detroit?
Uber Eats has more than 825,000 restaurant and merchant partners worldwide. Favorite choices for customers in Detroit include Subway (14820 E Jefferson Ave), Panera (300 Renaissance Center Suite A306), and The Rattlesnake.
- Can I track my earnings as I make deliveries with Uber Eats in Detroit?
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 Detroit. Look for tools in the Driver app to give you more details.
- Am I allowed to become a courier with Uber in Detroit if I’ve already got another courier job here?
Yes, you’re able to get paid to deliver using Uber Eats in Detroit 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.
- In Detroit, what’s a good time to deliver to maximize my earnings?
The highest-demand time for delivery in Detroit is 5pm-8pm. Plus, if you don’t mind driving in rain or other bad weather, those are times when customers often request delivery.
- 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 Detroit.