Become a food delivery driver in Memphis, TN
You can get paid to deliver in Memphis using Uber Eats. Learn how it works, and see tips for getting started.
Searching for courier jobs in Memphis?
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 Memphis.
If you’re looking for delivery jobs in Memphis, 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 Memphis 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 Memphis, 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.
*DISCLAIMER: Stated earnings of $15.37/hour are based on median earnings of couriers in Memphis from 2023-02-27 to 2023-03-20. Actual earnings vary, depending on factors like number of deliveries completed, time of day, and location. Earnings include delivery fares, certain promotions (which are subject to change and may vary), and tips (which are provided at the discretion of the consumer). Median earnings in your specific location may be lower than the city figure. Since median is the middle, you may make more or less than the median amount. For the avoidance of doubt, couriers are paid on the number of completed deliveries, but not hourly.
Frequently asked questions
- Is delivering with Uber different from full-time or part-time courier jobs in Memphis?
Delivery driver jobs in Memphis offer different opportunities. Uber Eats has a broad range of merchants on the app, including French, Middle Eastern, 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 Memphis?
Some delivery jobs have strict hours and rigid schedules. With Uber in Memphis, 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.
- What kind of car can I use to deliver near me using Uber Eats?
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.
- How do delivery drivers in Memphis 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 Memphis, what are some merchants or restaurants I can expect customers to order from?
Uber Eats has more than 825,000 restaurant and merchant partners worldwide. Favorite choices for customers in Memphis include Smoothie King (5955 Poplar Ave. Suite 106), Kwik Chek, and Back Yard Burgers - 1685 N Germantown Pkwy.
- Can I track my earnings as I make deliveries with Uber Eats in Memphis?
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 Memphis. Look for tools in the Driver app to give you more details.
- If I'm already a courier for another food delivery app, can I still sign up to become a delivery driver in Memphis using Uber Eats?
Yes, you’re able to get paid to deliver using Uber Eats in Memphis 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 Memphis?
You'll sometimes get in-app messages from Uber about high-demand locations, promotions, busy times, and popular restaurants. In Memphis, 5pm-8pm is often a busy time for delivery.
- I'm already a driver on Uber. Can I receive delivery requests too?
Yes. To toggle between driving and delivering, go to your preferences in the app, then turn on deliveries.
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