Become a food delivery driver in Iowa City, IA
You can get paid to deliver in Iowa City using Uber Eats. Learn how it works, and see tips for getting started.
Searching for courier jobs in Iowa City?
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.
Iowa City, IA
Part-time, flexible hours
An alternative to traditional delivery driving jobs in Iowa City.
If you’re looking for delivery jobs in Iowa City, 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 Iowa City 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 Iowa City, 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. 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 Iowa City and other traditional delivery jobs?
Delivery driver jobs in Iowa City offer different opportunities. Uber Eats has a broad range of merchants on the app, including American, Burger, and BubbleTea 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 Iowa City?
Some delivery jobs have strict hours and rigid schedules. With Uber in Iowa City, you can set your own schedule. It all depends on whether you want a traditional full-time or part-time delivery job, or you want the freedom to work whenever you choose.
- In Iowa City, 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?
Tipping is part of how you get paid to deliver on Uber. Any tips you make from your customers in Iowa City belong to you and are added to your total earnings automatically. There are no service fees applied to your tips.
- How does a courier with Uber in Iowa City receive payment for earnings?
After you complete your first delivery in the US, you’re eligible to cash out with Instant Pay up to 5 times a day. (All earnings are available to be cashed out, including earnings and tips.) The money gets transferred to your debit card. You can get general information about how to access your earnings from delivering with Uber at uber.com/drive/basics/earnings.
- Which stores or merchants in Iowa City use Uber Eats?
Your customers can choose from about 80 shops and restaurants on Uber Eats in Iowa City, from meals to everyday essentials, in categories such as American, Burger, and BubbleTea. Some of the most in-demand merchants in your area include JiangHu Asian Street Food, Aspen Leaf Yogurt featuring Rocky Mountain Chocolate, and The KETO Kitchen.
- What are the requirements to be a delivery driver in Iowa City with Uber?
When you become a delivery driver in Iowa City 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.
- Will I be able to track my earnings when I deliver with Uber Eats in Iowa City?
After you’ve made a delivery in Iowa City, you’ll see a monetary amount at the top of your screen. That shows your earnings. Look for more resources in the app to help you see your real-time totals and other details about how much money you’re making as a delivery driver.
- In Iowa City, what’s a good time to deliver to maximize my earnings?
You'll sometimes get in-app messages from Uber about high-demand locations, promotions, busy times, and popular restaurants. In Iowa City, 5pm-8pm is often a busy time for delivery.
- Can drivers in Iowa City also receive delivery requests with Uber?
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 Iowa City.
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