Interested in becoming an Ubereats Seattle driver but don’t know where to start? Commercial Driver HQ is here to help!
We have the Ubereats car requirements in Seattle, cyclist requirements, sign-up process, pay rates and calculations. Plus, we include the Ubereats Seattle map to show you where to drive.
Let’s show you how to get started so you can hit the road and make some money!
- Ways to Deliver in Seattle
- Uber Eats Seattle Driver Pay
- Requirements for Uber Eats
- Uber Eats Seattle Maps
- 5 Step Sign Up Process
- Uber Eats FAQ
- Contact Information
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Ways to Deliver in Seattle
Presently in Seattle, you can deliver for Uber by car or by bike. Ubereats Seattle requirements depend on whether you are a driver or a cyclist.
Ubereats Seattle Driver Pay
Ubereats Seattle driver pay is calculated per delivery using a combination of 4 factors: pick up, drop off, time and distance. First of all, you will be paid a flat fee to pick up the food and a flat fee to drop off the food.
Pay also includes a fixed amount per mile traveled from the restaurant to the customer. Unfortunately, you are typically not paid to travel to the restaurant. You also get a fixed amount per minute while on the delivery, which is based on an estimate that Uber’s algorithm calculates.
Commissions and Extra Pay
Even more important to know is Uber takes a commission from the pay outlined above. This is known as “The Uber Fee”, or Commission, which is typically 25% – 35% depending on when you signed up, method of delivery and if you also drive UberX or another passenger service. If you drive passengers as well, it is usually 10% lower. In some cities, Uber will also lower the commission to entice new drivers.
During peak times Uber may offer a pay “boost”. This is where Uber uses a multiplier to increase your earnings. If an in-demand delivery area advertises a multiplier, like 1.5, then your pay is multiplied by 1.5 and therefore increased by 50%. The Uber commission is only applied to your initial fare, not the boost payment.
You can accept tips in cash or customers have the option to tip you in the app after the delivery is made.
Uber Eats Seattle Calculations
With all these commissions, boosts, and compensation factors, it can get a bit confusing to calculate your pay. Although Uber does it for you, it is helpful to check your trip earnings for errors. Sometimes they are way off on the distance or the boost pay isn’t quite right. Maybe their commission seems too high?
We have your covered! Try our NEW Uber Eats Pay Calculator. Just enter all rates for your city (found above) and the Driver Pay Calculator will do the work for you!
Once you do a couple trips, you can see how long they take and even calculate what you are making per hour.
How much will I make per hour?
Ubereats Seattle driver pay is estimated to be between $10 – $20 per hour.
Average pay depends on demand, zone, boosts, tips, and even the day and time.
How do multiple orders work?
Pick up: Sometimes you will pick up more than one order at the same time from the same restaurant. In this case, you will only get one pickup fee.
Per mile: Uber will calculate the most efficient route to each destination and pay you accordingly. For this reason, taking the long way won’t necessarily earn you extra money!
Time: Pay based on time remains the same as a usual delivery.
Drop Off: If you have multiple orders with different drop off locations, you will get paid for each drop off. In this case, you are effectively doubling your drop off fees for this trip.
How do I get paid?
Bonuses & Incentives
Ubereats Seattle Requirements
There is a general requirement in Seattle that if you run a business then you need to get a business license from the City.
As an Ubereats Seattle Driver, you are an independent contractor. Therefore, you own and operate your own business. You are not an employee of Uber.
Uber will not request this license from you when signing up but you could face legal consequences from the City of Seattle for operating a business without one. If you want to be safe, you can apply for a license online via the City of Seattle website.
The cost for a business license depends on when you apply and how much money you anticipate making. Generally, you are looking at between $27.50 – $110.00 annually. This means you need to renew it each year and pay the fee again.
Drivers: Ubereats Seattle Car Requirements
Unlike driving passengers with your car for Uber, if you just deliver food, you have much more flexibility. Ubereats Seattle car requirements only specify that your vehicle must be 20 years old or newer. Here is a list of all the Ubereats Seattle requirements for car drivers:
- 19 years old or older
- 2-door or 4-door car 20 years old or newer
- Valid driver’s license
- Valid vehicle insurance
- Apple or Android smartphone
Cyclists: Ubereats Seattle Requirements
- 18 years old or older
- Valid state-issued photo ID
- Apple or Android smartphone
- You must provide your own bike
Ubereats Seattle Map for Drivers
Check out the Ubereats Seattle map that shows the zone the delivery service operates in.
If you want to know the busiest areas, you can refer to the Ubereats Seattle map of hotspots. The smaller boxes show where most orders are coming from. Weekends, lunch and dinner are always the busiest.
Sign Up Process
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Step 2: Upload the required documents.
Step 3: Wait for Uber to review your information and notify you when you have been activated.
Step 4: Download the Uber Driver app if you haven’t already done so.
Step 5: Finally, log into the app and go online whenever you want to start accepting delivery requests!
Do I need an insulated delivery bag?
Bags are not mandatory but they sure help. You can by one through their supplier for approximately $11.25 including shipping. It is important to note, some restaurants may not allow you to pickup an order without a bag, particularly when delivering pizzas. Either way, the cost is pretty low. For cyclists, the cost is around $40.
Are there scheduled shifts?
No. Just log in to the app and go online. You will then begin to receive “Pings”, which are on-demand requests for deliveries. Accept or decline requests and log off whenever you want! Uber states you must keep a satisfactory acceptance rate or you will be deactivate but there are conflicting reports about this actually happening.
Are there a minimum number of deliveries I need to do to stay active on the platform?
No, but if your documents expire you will need to upload new ones (for example, insurance) before you can start driving again.
Is there an orientation, interview or “onboarding” session?
No, everything is done online or you can you go the Greenlight Hub closest to you to sign up or get help if you need it!
How do multiple orders work?
Sometimes you will pick up more than one order at the same time from the same restaurant. In this case, everything remains the same except you get a drop-off fee for each location you deliver to. Of course, you will be paid the extra kilometres you drive and the extra time it takes but you will only be paid one pickup fee.
What happens if the customer doesn’t answer the door when I arrive?
Contact the customer by phone first. If they don’t answer, a timer will start and after 5-8 minutes you can leave and will still get paid the full fare. You can keep the food too!
Uber support twitter: Uber_support
Uber Help Center: Help Center
Ubereats support number: 1-800-617-1979 (for drivers currently on deliveries)
Uber support number: 1-800-593-7069 (only for current drivers)
You can also access the phone number in your Driver App. Note: This will bring you to the main Uber support number and they may re-direct you to the Ubereats support number.
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