Honestly, it depends where you live
Okay, I’ll start off by saying, this app can either be so great you can do it full time, or the opposite. Obviously, like UberEats and other driving services, if you don’t live in a populated area you can’t do it. Not that well anyways. But if you happen to live somewhere where the app is popular and you can get a lot of orders, believe me when I say you can make $1000+ a week if you are dedicated to it every week. No, I don’t think you should replace your full time job with it if you have a decent job. However, if you’re 18-21 years old working fast food making minimum wage, this app is the way to go. It has its flaws, but overall I’ve had a great experience with it. Customer support is a bit touchy as their English isn’t great and they’re hard to reach sometimes, but don’t listen to people who say they’re garbage. I would give this app 10/5 stars if I could. I’m considering replacing my pizza delivery job with this. I average $16-$20/ hour and I only work 4-8 hours a day. You can work whenever you want, stop whenever you want, you are your own boss, and you can basically just listen to music and vibe all day. This app is great
Fun but app could be a bit better for dashers
I like the extra $ and it’s a decent gig but I feel that door dash shouldn’t allow the customer to do a no tip. I get them quite often from the same customers and I’m always on time or earlier. Make sure they have extra sauces. Napkins. Etc and I’m always polite and still get nothing from it. Dashers drive their own personal cars to make sure the customer gets their food and we use our own gas to make it happen. 3$ a trip isn’t worth delivering to people ordering 40-60$ of food and we have to go the extra mile for nothing basically. I feel that door dash can implement something on if you order either a lot of food and or a high price amount then the customer is required to tip. Also regarding if a store is indefinitely closed. They should make it easier to know what button to click to say you can’t do the order and not be docked acceptance because it not being your fault. If you click stores closed it should prompt you to say is it closed or closed indefinitely and then take you to the proper area if it’s indefinitely. Other than that. I’ll continue to do this as a side gig because it’s not hard and easy $.
Also I think door dash should do a rewards program on for every order you do you get points to get door dash merchandise to help with deliveries either it be better bags. Drink holders. Shirts. Etc. Would boost people to push for helpful items and or personal merchandise.
System needs some work. For sure.
There are a lot of things I like about DoorDash. The opportunity, convenience, & ability to serve & help others who can’t get for themselves. But...From my very first order it seems I was set up for failure. Being sent to restaurants that often were as much as 10 min behind on an order being ready. More than half of those instances I was late delivering as I walked out of the restaurant or soon after. This is especially the case with double orders. Which means from the start I’ve had a low “on time” score. Not ok. Your algorithm for this stinks. Next. If a customer cancels an order after I accept it, or the restaurant cancels for some reason, it most definitely should NOT count as an incomplete on my score. Yet this is happening. Lastly. I’ve seen a lot of young dashers with friends and/or significant others in the car as company to hang out with while they dash. I’ve even had restaurant owners say something to me. I was under the impression this was frowned upon for safety reasons. But especially now..dashers should be warned against doing this since it violates the 6ft rule and puts your customers at risk. I’ve had quite a few restaurants in my area tell me this is a concern. These things above make those of us trying hard to do a good job look bad. As for the rest. The app is great. It’s an awesome opportunity. You asked for my opinion though so I’m being honest. I haven’t had a bad review on my service yet.
Not sure how to title this....nor rate at this time
By Mrs. Davegm72
Very frustrated & disappointed to wake up this morning & find my account deactivated stating I have committed referral fraud in which have absolutely no clue in how I could have possibly done this. I have only sent out a referral email & one on Facebook each once to my personal email contacts & FB personal friends/acquaintances thru DoorDash link provided in this specific app... how does that go against the rules? I have put in my appeal along with then sent an email back once receiving an email stating that they received my appeal & that I could respond to that specific email & once I did that I got a “delivery failure”stating I may not be in that group allowed to post in or the group was removed...
I do not feel I have done anything against any rules/wrong whatsoever & have only done 2 days worth of deliveries & just got a bit more comfortable & was getting more excited to the opportunity to make the extra much need funds.
I’m just a simple single mother trying to make ends meet not anything by no means excessive or wrong but was looking forward to for example the $20 bonus challenge given only needed 4 more deliveries to achieve it & had 2 days to achieve & if I can’t get reactivated in time I am going to lose out over something I don’t feel was my fault. Not to mention feel embarrassed for it being considered fraud....that’s an awful strong accusation...
I’m a DD Driver
By BrendaB 57
I’ve been Dashing for 8 months and I really enjoy meeting new people on my deliveries. The app is fairly easy to start you out, but there are a lot of little things that you learn as you go. Contact numbers are provided if you require assistance. You have opportunities to sponsor new drivers to help them learn, and you’re rewarded generously when they complete a certain number of deliveries. I feel it’s very safe because all transactions are done on line...no cash with the driver, and your earnings go straight into your banking account once a week. If you prefer, you can opt to be paid daily, but there is a small fee for that. I use Google maps to assist in my deliveries, and there are a couple other map apps that are available to you. With the Covid virus-DD will provide you with free face masks, hand sanitizer, and sanitary gloves upon request, and you can do ‘No Contact Delivery’ so you and your customers stay as safe as possible. The best part about this job is that YOU chose when you want to work. If you have scheduled yourself to work, and then you can’t do it, you can delete that dash and you are NOT penalized for backing out. If you are in the middle of a scheduled dash, and need/want a break, you can PAUSE without having to explain to your boss, like you would at just about ANY other job. This flexibility they give you is WONDERFUL!
You need a base pay for drivers a hour rate
I’m sick of having to wait in a drive throw or a place for 10 to 20 minutes just to make $5 then go and driver way out of the way I’m not making money on here if any I’m losing money I waste more gas then anything like yeah I’ve made $100 ones or more but like by the time I’m done I got to put $30 back in my tank then it’s like I have to eat so there goes $40 or more at a store then I’m broke idk how you guys are getting away with this but if you could get a base pay going more people would work for you guys like you guys are always running theys adds on your app saying get a friend to join make $500 in 60 days like why not just do a base pay a hour rate like $1 a hour or even like $5 to $10 hour I’m sure if a lot of dashers went to the BBB and reported you guys I’m sure there a few things your braking I know it’s a third party app but come on now your making bank on use why not help your drivers out ps my GF has type one diabetes and I go out every day to make a lil extra money and I’m putting her life at risk by doing this at this Point and time this is my only job I got fired from my job so this is my job it’s sad to know we put are life at risk for you guys to site and your nice house’s and nice cars just for use to ether get sick or get ripped off. Now I’m not mad I’m just disappointed that you guys can’t help out your drivers with more things.
Dasher support is awful. Scheduling feedback
First of all, Dasher support is atrocious. 9/10 times they don't actually help us because they don't listen or there's a language barrier. They don't understand how the app works. They lack basic customer service skills and only frustrate us more.
Second, why is it that I couldn't reset my claimed time to have an hour less? I scheduled myself earlier in the week for 10am - 8:30pm today. Since last night, I have been trying to change it to 11am - 8:30pm but it will not allow me despite already having that time claimed. I wanted to give up an hour, not get more hours. I should be allowed to do that even if "the time slot is no longer available" because I was already apart of that time slot. It doesn't make sense. I understand that no one else can schedule at that time for more hours but I should be allowed to take time off of my schedule since it's already claimed. It's not like this hour is even worth dashing in (10am-11am).
Finally, the text service is ridiculous. I am bombarded with texts for absolutely every order when I already get a notification from the app itself. As drivers, this text system is distracting and over done. I wish we could opt out of order texts and just received the rest without opting out of texts completely. We need to be able to communicate with our customers but don't need your text service distracting us while we drive. I received 30 texts in 2 hours yesterday. That's nuts.
By pretty and cool
First off those pics on the download screen are an overstatement, I’ve never gotten $12 for an order that was that close maybe if you’re lucky they’ll give you almost $10 to deliver a town away (making you leave your starting point and not paying you to get back while you lose out on more orders) and it’s never that busy. I started dashing over a year ago and they keep hiring more and more people so it’s flooded. They should do what grub hub does and stop hiring ppl in flooded areas, it makes it almost impossible to get an order now. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. If you hate easy access to support and want to wait 30min to talk to someone thru the app (and only if you’re actively on an order otherwise good luck with the FAQs) and don’t mind getting screwed over with pay so it barely evens out to the gas you use getting less than $7hr including gas then this app is for you! It’s great to make money on your free time but not something you can do as a 9-5 job unless you have literally no responsibilities. There’s no phone number to call and they actually block your # after you enter it in the app so they can text you but if you try to call support the lines dead for us dashers unless we use someone else’s phone. Really greedy company and definitely overstates how much you can earn while saturating the app with more and more dashers while struggling to give them all orders thus why they’re partnering with more stores giving free delivery specials and promos
Look for a different delivery job!
By Chrissy Marie Carter
I worked for doordash for about 6 months or so and I really would not recommend it to anyone especially if you’re able to do uber eats or another delivery type job. It started out with decent pay per delivery but then they did an update and now it 2-6 dollars versus the 7-12 dollars I use to make, they take a percentage out of your tip money, the app constantly glitches and you can’t see where you need to deliver, for some reason the app has a cute little thing where it will take you to the wrong address for a customer, I ended up making 25 dollars in like 3 hours and then had to fill up my gas tank so it wasn’t even worth it! I worked 12 hours on New Years and only made 65 dollars. And it is soooo slow sometimes! Not to mention doordash send you to a delivery before the food is even done so you wait forever for the food.. Also it charges you to cash out your money! How stupid that I have to pay a fee to get my money AND you can only use instant pay once in 24 hours. You will make double if not triple the money on Uber eats, you can cash out 5 times a day, order is ready at pick up, great GPS system in app, they DONT take your tips, and it gets nice and busy! I made $160 in 10 hours on Saturday vs the $65 I made on doordash working 12 hours on a holiday! It can be okay side money on the weekends but do not do this full time! You will put more gas in then the money you make and it’s just not worth it y’all..
Extremely buggy and Terrible Bass Pay
I’m writing this after having done this for 2 months with little success as it is very hit and miss: the available time slots vary greatly as do the amount of deliveries, due to the fact that the marketing team thinks it’s ok to post 3+ ads to craigslist alone a day without any regard for grossly over-saturating the market with drivers thus making it difficult most days to make any deliveries.
Also their servers just outright crashed and support is very slow, not just for drivers I’ve heard from merchants trying to set up their business that they have had great difficulties as well. I understand we are currently amidst a pandemic but it’s incredibly shortsighted and unfair to the workers that they incessantly post ads trying to get as many people on the platform as possible it’s simply not sustainable from a business standpoint as all they seem to care about is the short term game rather than long term consequences of their actions.
Beyond that base pay is terrible, and doesn’t factor in distance at all it seems as I’ve been having to decline offers that would make me drive 20 miles for $3 drivers really rely on tips which is not a great outlook for the people who are in a pinch and need to find work given the current state of affairs. It’s absurdly flawed at the moment but could be improved if the marketing team would ease off the throttle to try and support the current drivers rather than robotically focus on numbers.