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Can I drive for UberEats delivering items but not drive passengers? Is there a way to only deliver?

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EllaOfCinder
206 Rider
 Posted 2 years, 5 months ago

I am thinking about signing for Uber but I'd like to try out the food deliveries instead of passengers, i.e. UberX.  Is there a way to do that?

and in case you are wondering, nah, I don't feel like dealing with people. I hear too many scary stories.  Plus, I live in an area that has many restaurants, and I feel like I will be able to make good money.

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    CynthiaWoscek
    5
     1 month ago

    I’m struggling to figure this out. The app won’t allow me to toggle off regular rides. I’m not interested in people in my car...I only want to deliver food. Can you help?

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      JonHogan
      86 Driver
       1 month ago

      I had a buddy who had a coupe which was a car that didn’t qualify for UberX. He only received UberEats request and he was completely okay with it.

      I’m not saying this is the solution (I mean you can’t buy a new car), but by policy I think Uber allows it. I think. 

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        CasPer
        325 Rider
         1 month ago

        Genius. I wonder if they drive motorcycles?

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      JPoland
      179 Driver Driver
       1 month ago

      I can’t turn my UberX off ever. Unless I want to go offline. Same screen.
      You can attempt to contact Uber but I have a feeling you won’t hear back. 

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      CWalcutt75
      259 Driver
       1 month ago

      Is this related to how a driver (in some markets?) cannot turn off UberEats?  Your situation seems the opposite though.

      I cannot turn off UberEats since its introduction, and it’s apparently because UberEats was so unpopular they has to force drivers to accept it. It was almost like a burden you had to accept for the privilege to driver as UberX

      Of course, drivers just continue to click on No Thanks and decline UberEats requests. They aren’t a bigger money maker in the areas I work. Yes even during the pandemic. 

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        BenRosen
        82 Driver
         1 month ago

        Uber probably does this depend on demand, or drivers willingness to accept certain ride types. It makes sense. Just another way Uber controls the way we work. 

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    alexise01
    3 Driver
     5 months ago

    I need help. I lost my eligibility as an uber eats delivery driver due low rating. However i completed my 7x7 course so as to have my account reactivated. But it does appear the 7x7 course is for rideshare. What am i supposed to do next? 

    I need help on this. Thank y'all


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    SyedAli
    237 Driver
     2 years ago

    Gosh, I hate people too.  Taking customer service out of your day sounds awesome  

     I'd like to say it's a great idea, but honestly, I think you'll make nothing. Driving people's food proved to be way less than diving whole peoples. 

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      DWang02
      105 Rider
       2 years ago

      Well, food delivery people actually exist, like pizza and Chinese, so there must be a viable business model. Perhaps Uber just sucks at implementing it  

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        SyedAli
        237 Driver
         2 years ago

        I think it makes sense if you work for the establishment and consider it as full time.  You take the waiting around and driving aimlessly out of the equation. Trust me. Making $3 to driving a box of warm salad is not viable. I tried 

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    manupreet17
    Driver
     8 months ago

    By mistake I make a account on uber x I don’t have a new car  but i wish to make account on UberEats what to do 

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      CWalcutt75
      259 Driver
       1 month ago

      The application to UberEats is separate but you can just go ahead and apply for UberX now. I actually thought you had to sign up for UberX before you can apply for UberEats, but I’m sure this is possible. 

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    LCarpenter
    218 Rider Driver
     2 years ago

    I just saw this article popup and it actually gave me an idea that I coud do this.  

    like during selected times of the day when I don't feel like doing tiny short distance rides. (and slow)

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    adilaziz07
    Driver
     1 year ago

    I used to do uber eats only and now I am registered for both deliveries and Uber X. One day I tried changing preference to Deliveries only during lunch time and i got no requests at all for 1.5 hrs. I used to get plenty of requests when i was uber eats only. Do uber eats only drivers get prioritised for deliveries compared to Uber drivers who have kept deliveries on and Uber X off? Please advise 

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    JenniferVessells
     1 year ago

    I can’t find this preference page anywhere on my app... how do I access it?

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      BrianTheScrewDriver
      442 Driver Driver
       1 year ago

      I can't check now but it used to be under Vehicles.  Like Account-->Vehicles-->

      You won't see the option if you don't have access to other services.  Like, if you only have UberX, you won't even see an option.