Ok so Deliveroo fees are a bit of a touchy subject right now, but currently, there are two methods of payment: Per Hour and Per Drop. These vary depending on which location 🌎 you are delivering in.
Deliveroo Payment Systems
Per Hour: This is the old scheme of paying £7 per hour (might be £6 in other areas) + £1 per delivery + tips. This scheme works well if you’re based somewhere quiet where orders aren’t coming thick and fast. With the pay per hour, you have to apply for your shifts each week, and stick to them. It can be very difficult to change shifts and get new ones (due to the Deliveroo support system being pretty stagnant). The best way to do it is just to apply for every single shift when you first sign up, and then just cull off the ones you can’t make (this is really easy, check out my article on how to do this here).
Per Delivery: This ranges from £3.75 to £4.25 per delivery + tips. This is the new system, and although it had a pretty rocky start, I think it’s starting to work well now. If you’re based somewhere busy or maybe just work at peak times (evenings and weekends), then this system works well. For example, on a typical evening, I do about 10 orders. On a pay per hour system, this would make me £31 in a three-hour shift. Whereas, in a pay per drop I could make up to £42.50. Furthermore, with pay per drop you can log in and out of the app whenever you like, so you’re not confined to the shifts you’ve been booked onto. This makes it so much more flexible than the pay per hour scheme because you don’t have to spend ages trying to apply for shifts (and you also don’t need to tell anyone if you’re not going to show up one day). The main problem is that if your area becomes super congested with riders, you’re very unlikely to get any orders.
Most of the time you won’t get a choice with which system you work with, it’s usually just assigned to the area. As the service grows in popularity, I think Deliveroo are trying to transfer the whole system over to pay per delivery.