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.
Yes, you can. You can choose to drive for UberEats only.
Yes, you can. Once you are signed up as an Uber driver, you will be able to choose, within the app, what types of request you would like to receive. Click here to start the process.
You still have to go through the process of becoming a driver, whether you are driving for UberEats or UberX. You'd have to submit various information and go through a background check. With that said, it is possible to be signed up for one service and not the other. This can be per your request or perhaps you only meet the requirements for one. (Say, if your car is a two-door, and it cannot qualify for UberX which requires four.)
Once approved, your Uber Partner app (or "Driver" app), will have this screen that enables you to select services you would like to receive requests for.
On a side note, if you qualify for UberXL, that would be displayed here as an option. ...and yes, you are allowed to change this option as soon as you'd like.
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