Become a food delivery driver in Kansas City, KS
You can get paid to deliver in Kansas City using Uber Eats. Learn how it works, and see tips for getting started.
Searching for courier jobs in Kansas 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.
Kansas City, KS
Part-time, flexible hours
An alternative to traditional delivery driving jobs in Kansas City.
If you’re looking for delivery jobs in Kansas 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 Kansas 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 Kansas 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, 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 Kansas City don’t?
Delivery driver jobs in Kansas City offer different opportunities. Uber Eats has a broad range of merchants on the app, including Dessert, IceCream, 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 Kansas City?
Some delivery jobs have strict hours and rigid schedules. With Uber in Kansas 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.
- Can I choose whether I make Uber Eats deliveries with a bike or a car?
When you sign up to become a delivery driver, you’ll be prompted about which modes of transportation are an option for you in Kansas City. (Some choices might be car, scooter, bike, and/or walking.) You can sign up to deliver at the top or bottom of this page.
- Can customers tip me when I deliver using Uber in Kansas City?
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 Kansas City, the tips you make from delivering are on top of earnings and 100% yours—no service fees are applied.
- How do delivery drivers in Kansas City get paid after using Uber?
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.
- When I deliver in Kansas City, what are some merchants or restaurants I can expect customers to order from?
The Uber Eats app is available in more than 6,000 cities worldwide. In Kansas City, there are about 170 restaurants, cafes, and shops offering delivery on Uber Eats. Some of the more popular ones include Chipotle Mexican Grill (1713 W 39th St), Subway 6706, and Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken (47th Ave.).
- Can I track my earnings as I make deliveries with Uber Eats in Kansas City?
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 Kansas City. Look for tools in the Driver app to give you more details.
- Am I allowed to become a courier with Uber in Kansas City if I’ve already got another courier job here?
Yes. You can keep doing food delivery jobs, courier jobs, or delivery with other apps and also get paid to deliver using Uber Eats in your free time with your own vehicle in Kansas City. Whether you deliver using a car, scooter, bike, or your feet; whether you’re a catering driver, taxi driver, or truck driver, or you drive using another rideshare app; whether you also deliver with other app services, or any other food delivery service worldwide—we welcome you to the Uber platform.
- In Kansas 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 Kansas City, 5pm-8pm is often a busy time for delivery.
- I'm already a driver on Uber. Can I receive delivery requests too?
Yes, you can drive and receive delivery requests in Kansas City. In the Driver app, choose to deliver food with Uber Eats, then review and accept the delivery terms, and you’ll be ready to deliver. You can turn delivery requests on and off as you wish.
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