Here’s Deliveroo’s official page on their fee structure. It’s much simpler than GrabFood’s – all you need to do is look at the app and it’ll show you the delivery fee for that job. There are no quests or incentives.
The fee per delivery is calculated based on distance, waiting time, traffic flow, and even how hilly the route is. If you signed up as a motorbike rider, your petrol costs would already be accounted for as well.
Your pay will be cashed out into your bank account every 2 weeks regardless of the amount you have earned. You can request an early cash out but it costs $1.
- Bicycle (can opt for free bike rental)
- Motorbike (commercial insurance required)
- Car (commercial online payday loans in Bartlett Tennessee insurance required)
Submit your online application via Foodpanda’s rider page. You can do the onboarding training online or at a Foodpanda rider hub, where you’ll also pick up your kit.
Foodpanda rider kit
It’s mandatory to buy your own Foodpanda rider kit before you can start work. Here are the options and prices for newbies.
Foodpanda rider pay
Foodpanda’s rider fees are not only based on the usual parameters like distance, vehicle, time and area, but also rider performance!
Unlike the other food delivery apps, Foodpanda opts for preferential treatment for their “most dedicated riders” via a batch system. In summary, every rider gets a weekly score based on their performance. A high score gives you priority in booking shifts and better pay.
As batching is done weekly, it means you have to go all-in with Foodpanda if you want to climb the ranks, and continue to put in effort in order not to fall down the hierarchy.
If you don’t like the idea of reliving your pris week after week, perhaps it’s better to go to another competitor. Then again, this system might encourage you to be loyal once you’ve made your way to the top.
Earnings are credited to your Foodpanda rider wallet weekly, and you can cash it out once a week for free, with no minimum amount to meet. Subsequent cash outs cost $0.50 each.
Which food delivery app should you sign up with?
As the start-up cost is pretty low, there’s no harm giving it a shot (though be aware the rider supply is flooded at the moment during Phase 2 Heightened Alert).
GrabFood and Deliveroo are both good options for casual dabblers if you’re looking to earn cash on the side. You can get most of the onboarding done online, and then simply turn on your app and go.
Meanwhile, Foodpanda is probably more for serious riders who want to go all-out and earn money. It rewards those who are dedicated and hardworking.
But do consider Foodpanda for the free bike rental if you don’t have your own bicycle. It’s the only app offering this perk for those without a vehicle. Otherwise, you’re stuck being a walker and probably can’t earn much.
Is being a food delivery rider worth it?
First, the average pay of $15/hour isn’t too shabby. Compare this to conventional part time jobs such as cashiering or packing in a warehouse, which would pay $8 to $10 per hour. Delivering food is arguably easier too.
But the pay isn’t the only reason why being a food delivery rider is so popular. It also comes with a few other benefits.
- Low barrier to entry: As long as you’re a Singaporean/PR and at least 18 years old, you can start earning spare cash with your motorcycle, bicycle or even your legs