How to do a Deliveroo Delivery?

The following is the much-loved process of completing a Deliveroo delivery.

  • To do a Deliveroo delivery, you first need to get to the zone centre. This will be the point in your area where the most orders are received. You can get directions there by clicking the arrow in the top right corner of the app.
  • Make sure your rider app is loaded up and in the “online” mode while you wait so that you can receive orders. You don’t need to have the screen on the whole time, you can leave it in sleep mode in your pocket while you listen to music or something. Trust me, you’ll know when you’ve received an order.
  • When you receive an order you will get a notification and your phone will start buzzing like mad non-stop until you accept it.
  • You can accept the order by swiping the “accept delivery” slider.
  • You then follow the directions to the restaurant. There might even be a small message left by the restaurant such as “enter through the side door” or “take off your helmet when you come in”.
  • Once you’ve arrived, enter the restaurant and show them the order number. Most of the time the order has already been made, but sometimes you might have to wait a little bit. You also may have to collect two orders so always check this. I’ve left the second order in the restaurant way too many times, and you have to deliver the first order before you can go back and get the second (which is a massive pain in the ass).
  • Once you’ve collected the order, you need to check that all the items are in the bag (to be fair no one actually really does this because it takes ages, so just give a rough guess).
  • The app will then direct you to the customer’s house. You can also get directions through Google or Apple maps. Try to think about the person’s meal on your back when you’re charging on the pedals though!
  • Once you’ve arrived, swipe the “arrived” slider and ring the doorbell.
  • Now the Deliveroo delivery is complete, you can go back to the zone centre. Rinse and repeat.
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Deliveroo vs Uber Eats for Cyclists

Deliveroo vs Uber Eats. The ultimate battle. Which has better pay? better conditions? better shifts? Read this article to find out which company to sign up for.

Deliveroo vs Uber Eats

This really depends on the area you’re working in. If you’re in a really quiet area then Deliveroo is definitely the go to because of their pay per hour scheme. This means that even if you get no orders during a shift (which has happened to me loads of times), you’ll still be getting paid.

However, if you’re area is super busy or you’re working at peak times, then the Uber eats pay per drop fee will see you earning a lot more. Deliveroo also does a pay per drop in some areas, but it is less than Uber’s fee (£3.75 compared to £5), and Uber also offers a minimum hourly pay in some time slots (between £10-18 per hour). However, there is no tipping system through Uber, and although tips are rare, I have had £10 in tips from a 3-hour evening shift with Deliveroo. 👌

Deliveroo vs Uber Eats

The startup fee is also lower for Uber cyclists. Uber charges £30 for their delivery bag (which is the only requirement for working), whereas Deliveroo now charges you £100 for the box, jacket and thermal bag (all of which are requirements for working).

At the moment I think that Uber is only available in London and surrounding areas, which does limit it as an option to riders, but it should be expanding to other areas in the country.

Support wise, I personally think Uber is better. The email support is much quicker (I would say only a third of my emails to Deliveroo even get a reply), but Deliveroo does have a well-delivered phone support.

The app experience is better for Deliveroo. The Uber directions can often lead you to the completely wrong location. Furthermore, Uber does not see the difference between cyclists and moped couriers, and so I have been directed onto a dual carriageway before during a delivery for Uber Eats.

So far Uber sounds like the best, but the problem is you have to have the orders coming in the first place to make the most out of it as a rider. Even though Uber might pay more per drop, you will probably get fewer drops per hour on average than Deliveroo. This means that you’ll actually have a higher hourly rate working for Deliveroo. This might change as Uber Eats gets more popular, but currently, it leaves the choice between the two companies as a very hard one for future couriers.

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How to Pass a Deliveroo Interview for Riders

After you have scheduled a Deliveroo interview, Deliveroo will send you a message with the details of everything you need to bring for the interview. This includes a passport, ID, smartphone, kit (if you want to use your own) and a credit card (if you want to buy the kit).

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The Deliveroo Interview

They call it an “interview” but it’s really not. All they do is check your documents and talk you through the app. I don’t think it’s actually possible to fail it. You also need to order all of the gear from them (for a ridiculous price) and then you can get on the road and start earning money!

The office where you have an interview is usually really hard to find. For mine, I had to walk through an estate agents office and then down some stairs to the basement. In the basement were loads of computers and deliveroo boxes stacked high around the desks.

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The whole process takes about an hour or so. You start by showing your passport and then they send you a link to download the app and sign up. You also need to choose the are you would like to work in. They’re pretty sneaky about this because when you sign up they make it seem like you can work anywhere you like, but a lot of the places are already full. I wasn’t able to work in my neighborhood and so I had to sign up for the next door one which was a bit of a pain. You also get to select the shifts you want to do. I would recommend selecting every single shift at first and then just missing the ones you can’t do. It’s so much easier to get rid of shifts than it is to get new ones, and Deliveroo is super chill about you not turning up to shifts every now and again. You’ll then have to sign are few forms (all done on your phone) and buy the equipment. Make sure you ask for lights and a helmet as well because they give those out for free!

Have fun!

How to get £50 bonus when you sign up for Deliveroo

This is easy-peasy. All you have to do is signup through this link here (my special referral link), and you’ll be given a £50 bonus once you complete 20 orders (which you can do in a day). That’s it!

👉Sign up here:

It’s exactly the same as the normal signup process except this way you’re making an extra £50! This works for Cyclists, Motorbike/Mopeds and Car drivers 🤑

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