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Food Delivery Driver

PostmatesPortland, OROct 13, 2021
Job Type
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Time to Sign Up
5 minutes
Time to Approval
Less than 3 days
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Earn money on the side as a Postmates Delivery Driver in Portland. You set your own schedule, giving you the ultimate flexibility of when you want to work. There are no fees, no commitments and signing up is free.

What is Postmates?

Postmates is an app that allows customers to order food from local Portland restaurants with their phone. Restaurants receive the order, prepare the food, and as a Postmates food delivery driver/courier, you pick it up and drop off the order at the customer’s door.

How much does a Postmates Delivery Driver job pay in Portland?

  • On average, Postmates delivery drivers in Portland make upward to $23 per hour.
  • You get paid 100% of what you earn, which on every order is composed of the pickup and dropoff payout, time spent waiting in the store, distance you travel, and tip.
  • Postmates also offers performance bonuses, which is based on completing a certain number of deliveries within a set period of time.
  • Postmates calculates a recommended 20% tip on every customer’s order.

Requirements to become a Postmates Delivery Driver in Portland

  • At least 18 years old
  • Access to a vehicle to deliver (car, truck, van, motorcycle, scooter,or bicycle)
  • Download the app on your phone and start earning once approved!

How do I sign up to become a Postmates Delivery Driver in Portland

  • Sign up on the Postmates website by answering a few simple questions.
  • Download the app on your phone and start earning once approved!

Working as a Postmates Delivery Driver in Portland

Being a food courier in Portland is a great way to earn extra money. While most jobs require you to work certain days, times or shifts, Postmates lets you make your own hours. While other jobs require prior experience, Postmates requires no prior delivery experience.

When you’re ready to work, open up the Postmates app and you’ll see a heat map of your local Portland area to see what the delivery activity is like in your area. Tell Postmates you’re ready to go online and the app will find your next delivery jobs for you. When one becomes available you’ll be prompted to accept or decline it within a certain period of time.

If you accept, the Postmates app will give you GPS directions to the restaurant and any instructions on picking up the order. Then you simply go to the restaurant, pick up the food, and deliver it to the drop-off address listed in the app.

After that, tell the app you’ve completed the delivery and wait for the next job to appear. When you’re ready to stop working, just tell the Postmates app you want to go offline and it will stop alerting you of any more new delivery jobs in Portland.

Keep in mind, the more deliveries you complete, the more money you earn so consider delivering food in nearby cities throughout Multnomah county, like Maywood Park, Milwaukie and Raleigh Hills.

FAQs about being a Postmates Delivery Driver in Portland, OR

For every order, you earn a payout on the completed pickup and completed drop-off. You’ll also earn for every minute you spend waiting in the restaurant or store for the order to be finished. In addition, you earn on the distance traveled between the pickup and drop-off locations. You also keep 100% of all customer tips. On top of all that, you’ll have opportunities to earn bonuses, which is based on completing a certain amount of food deliveries within a set period of time.

You will get paid every Monday for the previous week’s work. You can also choose to get paid instantly for a small fee.

Background checks can take from 3-10 business days and are processed through Postmates's third party consumer reporting agency, Checkr. After you submit your application, you can check your status directly on Checkr's website (https://applicant.checkr.com/).

The food is already paid for by Postmates. All you need is to pick up the food once you’ve arrived.

Postmates is one of the most popular food delivery apps in Portland and partners with national chains like Chipotle, Subway, McDonalds, and Burger King along with Portland favorites.

Postmates in Portland serves a population of over 650.0k people, with 4.8k people per square mile. Expect there to be good demand for restaurant food delivery in Portland. If you were to look outside of Portland to nearby cities and suburbs, Postmates can potentially serve over 810.0k people, with 1.9k people per square mile. There should be a excellent amount of customers wanting food delivered to their doorstep.

If you don't own or have access to a car, you can rent one daily, weekly, or monthly through HyreCar, a website where gig workers can rent cars directly from owners. Find a car locally to rent for your Postmates deliveries for as little as $25 a day. Learn more at HyreCar.com.

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