Chances are that if you have not already got it on your phone and use it at least from time to time, you have heard about the Uber Eats app. Uber Eats is a sub-brand of the Uber taxi company, allowing customers to order food from nearby takeaway and restaurant locations to be delivered to their home. The food is picked up by a self-employed Uber Eats driver or rider, who earns money for each delivery that they make, plus tips if given. If you have your own car and are looking for an easy way to make some extra money, then delivering order for Uber Eats might be something you’ve looked into. Here’s everything you need to know how to apply for a scooter delivery driver,  about starting this as a side hustle, or even as your full-time job. 

Get the Uber Driver App

First of all, you will need to download the Uber Driver app onto your smartphone and sign up. You will need to go through the process of creating your account including providing details about yourself and your vehicle. The app prompts you throughout the process and will let you know if there is anything that you need to complete. You will need to have some documentation to hand such as your ID and proof of ownership or lease of your car.

Get the Right Insurance

Before you can drive legally for Uber Eats, you will need to get hire and reward insurance on your car. This is a different type of insurance policy to regular business insurance and covers you specifically for the purpose of picking up orders. You may also want to go for food delivery insurance. This is offered by some specific providers with monthly or annual options available, along with pay-as-you-go insurance policies that you will pay for each hour that you’re driving for Uber. Bear in mind that you will still need to have a regular car insurance policy on your car. Go to Quotezone to find out more about hire and reward insurance options that are available.

Pass a Background Check

Once you have uploaded proof of your insurance to Uber, you will be prompted to take a background check. You will need to fill in information about yourself as requested by the third-party screening company, and then wait for your certificate to arrive. You must declare anything that might come up in the background check. It may take a few days for your DBS certificate to arrive in the post.

Get Set Up

As long as you have the right insurance and have passed a background check, you will be able to start picking up and delivering Uber Eats orders in your area. Once you’re ready, you will be able to press ‘Go’ on the app and get notified about local orders you can collect. Now is a good time to get everything you will need to make this process easier for you like a good in-car phone holder and an insulated bag for placing food orders in.

Uber Eats is a popular way for drivers to make some extra cash on the side, and it’s easier than you think to sign up and get started.

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