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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
203 Rider
 Posted 1 year, 8 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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    LCarpenter
    220 Rider Driver
     1 year 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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    SyedAli
    234 Driver
     1 year 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
       1 year 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
        234 Driver
         1 year 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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    adilaziz07
    Driver
     7 months 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
     9 months ago

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

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      BrianTheScrewDriver
      434 Driver Driver
       9 months 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.