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Drivers: Two delivery apps to look into (Shipt & goPuff)

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DougH
199 Driver
 Posted 2 months, 4 weeks ago

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.

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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

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    BiggestBallOfYawn
    15 Rider
     1 month ago

    Shouldn't goPuff be the on-demand weed delivery service? 

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    drivenmad
    114
     2 months ago

    Does anyone know if you have to pay for the food up front for Shipt?

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    dracomalfoy
    169 Driver
     2 months ago

    I've been thinking about adding delivery into my daily driving. I am getting so restless sitting in the car all day, getting in and out might help my body from going itno complete decay

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      DougH
      199 Driver
       2 months ago

      Endless hours in the car are definitely hard on the body! Delivery definitely helps with that. If you have knee or back issues though, Shipt or Instacart might not be great for you. On-demand food delivery should be easier on the body because you typically only have to carry a few pounds.

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    breakingbread
    206 Rider Driver
     2 months ago

    I haven't heard of shipt but it sounds interesting. Are you affiliated with one store? Like do you have to do all the shopping at Target or does the customer tell you which grocery store to shop at.

    I wonder if you could do two trips at once :)

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      DougH
      199 Driver
       2 months ago

      You don't get tied to one store, but you can schedule to work in 'zones' that may only feature a store or two. Cities have dozens of cities, and a zone may only have a Target, or a Kroger, etc. Sign up for that zone and you'll only get orders from the store within that zone.


      Two trips at once happens, but not too often from what I've read.