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Rideshare? Delivery? How to Decide? [Zencar]

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DWang02
105 Rider
 Posted 1 year, 4 months ago

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Some good information about how different Driving Passengers and Deliverying Foods are.  

The good thing is that you can do both.  

Source: http://www.zencar.club/driver-tips

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    RedANT
    1071 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    If you're going to deliver, do yourself a favor and just drive for Domino's or Pizza Hut.  More consistent pay and far less headache.  If you really want something app based, I've found Door Dash, Postmates and GrubHub to be infinitely better than the horror known as Uber Eats.  (Tell me how much I'll make BEFORE I agree to take the order) 

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      BGraft89
      614 Rider Driver
       1 year ago

      It's funny how everyone is talking about this "innovative" concept of deliverying food to homes.  There is nothing new about driving food places. Pizzas and Chinese Food, they've been doing it forever.  (I used to deliver pizzas for Papa Gino's (pizza place in New England) when I was in college.)

      See, the problem about rideshares attempting to deliver food is the trip it takes to pick up the foood.  The inefficiency that arises from driving to pick up the food makes me difficult to make it profitable.  Sure, you may claim it's similar to picking up people, but with food, people order from relatively local places.  the distances are short.  I tried this for several weeks (few days a week), and I noticed that I usually drove longer to get the food than dropping them off.  It's a constant nights of 1-mile trips)

      Another problem?  The restaurants can copy this business model quickly and do it  more effectively.  The moment a resta...

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      It's funny how everyone is talking about this "innovative" concept of deliverying food to homes.  There is nothing new about driving food places. Pizzas and Chinese Food, they've been doing it forever.  (I used to deliver pizzas for Papa Gino's (pizza place in New England) when I was in college.)

      See, the problem about rideshares attempting to deliver food is the trip it takes to pick up the foood.  The inefficiency that arises from driving to pick up the food makes me difficult to make it profitable.  Sure, you may claim it's similar to picking up people, but with food, people order from relatively local places.  the distances are short.  I tried this for several weeks (few days a week), and I noticed that I usually drove longer to get the food than dropping them off.  It's a constant nights of 1-mile trips)

      Another problem?  The restaurants can copy this business model quickly and do it  more effectively.  The moment a restaurant sees an opportunity and the delivery business starts to boom, they can hire their own drivers (remember Chinese foods and pizza delivery?), some young grunt, for super cheap and do it themselves.

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    scantilysam
    107 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    I do a mix of both, this is the key to making that extra $$.

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    BrianTheScrewDriver
    434 Driver Driver
     1 year ago

    The graph on Peak times to work is interesting.  I see some windows during breakfast and dinner where you'd rather be driving for food delivery.

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      AsStibelDude
      625 Driver
       1 year ago

      but see, that's how busy it is.  Not how much you make.  once I tried Eats, I made so little that it killed me.

      Then my car stunk like a mix of a dumpster due to driving too many different ethinic foods.It became completely unruly.