Things are moving fast in the app-based delivery industry, and there a lot of new options out there for drivers who are looking for new ways to earn. Shipt and goPuff are two delivery services that are expanding quickly in the US, and may be a good alternative to Uber, Lyft, Postmates, and DoorDash.
Shipt - A grocery delivery service similar to Instacart. Shipt hires "Shoppers" to visit stores, shop for items, and deliver the order to customers. Shoppers are paid 7.5% of the order total +$5, and keep 100% of tips. Pay usually works out to around $15 per job, and around $15 per hour.
It can be more complicated and stressful than on-demand food delivery. Instead of picking up a completed order at a restaurant, you have to pick out each item and sometimes contact picky customer about substitutions.
Shipt was acquired by Target and is now available in most states.
Full rundown of the job (my blog): How to become a Shipt shopper, and a job overview
goPuff - On-demand convenience item delivery. Most delivery services have focused on delivering from existing stores and restaurants. goPuff has a new model: They stock their own warehouses in each market and hire drivers to deliver from the warehouse to the customer. goPuff drivers earn around $10 - $13 per hour, but neither the company or goPuff drivers were able to explain the payment system in detail to me.
Working for goPuff is simpler than on-demand food delivery because drivers only go between two points: The goPuff warehouse and the customer. Compare that to Postmates, DoorDash, or UberEATS where the delivery driver has to navigate to a restaurant, pick up an order, then navigate to the customer.
goPuff is in many eastern, southern, and midwestern US states, but it hasn't yet reached the west coast.
Here's my full overview (my blog): Want to deliver for goPuff? Here's what it's like