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What is Deliveroo?
Deliveroo was founded in 2013 by Will Shu, an investment banker, and Greg Orlowski, a software developer. It was a simple idea whereby customers place food orders through an app or on the website, and couriers, with the app on their mobile phones, deliver the food from the restaurant to the customer. However, like any technology (no matter how life-changing) utilized under capitalism, in practice, Deliveroo means exploitation for the workers on whose labor, the success of the company depends. Originally, Deliveroo was only available in London, but it has since expanded to 34 UK cities.
How does Deliveroo work?
Sometimes you fancy a takeaway, but your local doesn’t deliver. That’s where Deliveroo comes in; you order via the firm, and its riders will pick up the food from the restaurant and deliver it to your door. If you’re a rider, you’ll have the option of signing up to make those deliveries.
You download their app, and it will let you know when an order in your area has been made, then it’s up to you to swipe and accept the gig.
You’ll then need to update the app when you arrive at the restaurant and collect the food, to keep the customer updated on how their order is progressing. And you don’t have to do it by bike if you don’t want to – with petrol-powered deliveries also allowed.
What are the requirements to work for Deliveroo?
To become a driver on Deliveroo, it’s necessary to have one of the following:
- a scooter
- â¦or other motor vehicle to make deliveries with proof of a driver’s right to work in the United Kingdom
- and a smartphone (Smartphone requirements are iPhones, 4S and above; or 4.3 and above for Androids.)
How do you earn money on Deliveroo?
Deliveroo drivers respond to an app telling them where to collect food from and deliver it to, and most deliver on their bicycle, using a large backpack to transport the food.
How much money can you make on Deliveroo?
According to Deliveroo, the average wage is Â£10 an hour, though, for those riders on the fee per delivery model, this rises to around Â£13 an hour, with fees currently around Â£4.50 for each drop.
Pros of working for Deliveroo
- The most popular aspect of working for Deliveroo is that it is entirely flexible. You don’t have any fixed shifts so you can work whenever you like, for as long as you want.
- As we saw in this article about Deliveroo pay, you can expect to average at least Â£13 an hour. That’s at least Â£13 an hour for cycling. Pretty good, right?
- Working for Deliveroo is a GREAT workout! Spending the day cycling is enjoyable, and within only a little time, you’ll build up amazing fitness and stamina.
- Referrals are another source of potential income â for each person Deliveroo delivery drivers refer, they can make up to 250 euros.
- Deliveroo also gives it’s delivery drivers access to high-quality gear, including protective clothing, holders for their phones, helmets, and lights.
Cons of working for Deliveroo
- At Deliveroo, you can be your own worst enemy. It would be best if you were motivated to go out and work, or you won’t earn any money.
- Had a few quiet hours? You’ll only be paid for the orders you complete, so there is no minimum wage to rely on.
- Working for Deliveroo is tiring and to spend a whole day cycling is harder than you think.
How do I sign up to work for Deliveroo?
1 â Go onto the Deliveroo and click apply now (Link here).
2 â Select the town you would like to sign up to. You can work in any city, but this is where you want to register and meet the Rider who will help you through the onboarding process.
What is the website for Deliveroo?
Deliveroo does have a free-rider mobile app available for iPhone and Android.
Whenever you feel like working, you turn on your phone, accept the jobs that you want, and ignore the ones you don’t. There’s no office to go to, and no boss to answer to when you haven’t shown your face for a while.
The company says the new system results in cyclists earning Â£12 an hour rather than an average of Â£9.50 per hour under the old system. Realistically, the amount you can make varies widely.
One Deliveroo driver said they once managed to make Â£32 in a three-hour shift due to making 11 deliveries, but that was a one-off. The same driver said they normally only manage one delivery per hour, meaning Â£8 an hour wage under the old system and Â£4 under the alternative system.
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