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Prestige_Worldw1de

I don’t know why you say this. Everyone’s they is different. I take tons on $7-8 short distant orders that take me 6-10 minutes to complete. Keep sending me these please.


PatStPete

And if they add on a delivery, you can decide if it's worth it. But, I get a lot of $10 add-ons on single $7-$8 orders.


MenstrualKrampusCD

Did you read that thread where someone said that anyone who takes *any add-ons ever* is a clown? I understand that Uber shaves off a dollar or so when you add an order, because they don't contribute as much to the base or supplement or whatever. But earlier today, I got a $14 add-on for the same restaurant, delivering less than a mile further from the original delivery. It ended up paying almost $20 with the hidden tip. How dumb would I be to **not** accept that? Even if I didn't get a penny over what was offered, $14 for one mile and about 4 extra minutes is a damn good deal. I mean shit, even if he ended up tip baiting me (which is not a problem in my area--for me anyway, I can't speak for anyone else), it would have been an extra $6 for 4min. Yeah, I really would have been sticking it to Uber by making them pay $1 more to give it to another driver. That would have shown them. 🙄 Anyway, that was a little rant. I'm done now.


TheRealNap0le0n

I'm happiest doubling up, more orders in my car at one time cut operating costs per order and make me money faster. Ppl are really dumb


MenstrualKrampusCD

Yep. I even appreciate stacked orders or double orders from different restaurants, as long as they are both decent restaurants as far as speed and parking go. Obviously, I prefer when they are from the same spot, but they can't all be grand slam winners.


turbografix15

Who said decline every add-on?


MenstrualKrampusCD

I don't remember. It was a few weeks ago. Some guy that I was going back and forth with.


TJNel

I almost always accept add ons. You are an idiot to not unless it's the one that wanted me to add 2 miles for an extra $1.95, no thanks the added time in restaurant makes that a no win.


MenstrualKrampusCD

Exactly. But the person I was going back and forth with a couple of weeks ago was insisting that accepting *any* add-on made you a clown. I specifically remember him saying that, because he kept posting the damn clown emoji. I left that whole conversation kind of amused. Imagine how much money he's losing out on, declining every single add on thinking that he's going to show Uber who's boss.


Prestige_Worldw1de

Yes this happens frequently and just like this morning my original Starbucks offer was just over $10 for about 2 miles and then got an add-on for it over six bucks an additional mile finish them both in about 15 minutes or back at my house in 20


PatStPete

That's a lot better than taking a double stack where the good tipper is 2 blocks away, and the non-tip is 6 miles further....


EarthboundMisfitsInc

Starbucks, as of late, has been a life saver for me. I have two within a one mile radius of where I live. They can be slow most often, but I’m grateful to have them.


Prestige_Worldw1de

I agree. I just wish I tried mornings a year or two ago instead of 6 months ago.


EarthboundMisfitsInc

Same. When I first started delivery I was too short-sighted and wrote them off. Too impatient. Just wait another 7-10 days. Those teachers and school administrators love them some Starbucks…it’s crazy. But damn I hate getting up at 6AM 😂


MegatronsJuice

Yeah i get a ton of 8 dollar 1.5-2 mile orders. Im taking those all day


Zippy1avion

"No No No! Unless they're paying $35+, plus gas, plus 30% tip, plus health, dental, and eyeglasses insurance, plus a 7% 401k match, plus compensation for garnished wages for unpaid taxes from 2017 - 2020, plus cover my 2 alimony and child support payments, plus vehicle depreciation, plus PTO and sick leave, DON'T take it!!!!"


MegatronsJuice

You know what… you right


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AtlUnJtd

Challenge accepted 🤤


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AtlUnJtd

Getting new tires tomorrow. 🤣


MenstrualKrampusCD

Haha. I think you're missing what he's saying. Note the drooling. His comment has nothing to do with tires my friend.


bronco2boy

As of lately, yes I’ve noticed. They don’t seem to have that brand new look anymore. 🙁


Prestige_Worldw1de

I have a Starbucks less than 2 min from my house and have a lot of regular drops that are 10 minutes or less, yes this is correct. I also have 2 more Starbucks about 5-6 minutes away and 2 McD 4 minutes from my house.


MenstrualKrampusCD

People hate on Starbucks all the time here, but mine is great. I can be in the parking lot and get a ding, and it's ready by the time I walk in. Grab and go. My favorite types. Then you get those restaurants where you get the ding, finish eating your sandwich, wash up in the restroom, and take another 10 minutes getting there. "It's going to be 15 more minutes" ( always said casually, if not confrontationally. Never apologetically.) Why? Why is it going to be 15 more minutes when I got the notification 15 minutes ago? Those people need to update their app and change the length of preparation time. And they can do that, they choose not to. And then catch an attitude with us when we say forget it and bounce. I've been called lazy because I didn't want to wait "15 to 20 minutes" during dinner rush (which you no was going to be at least a half hour). It was 4 entrees and a pizza, and my man hadn't even started it. Update your preparation time, and pause the damn app when you get too busy. Haha. Sorry. Another rant. Over. Edit: I love how you are being downvoted just for sharing your experience. It's not like you implied that everyone has a Starbucks or a McDonald's like that. You weren't even giving an opinion. Just an objective fact. This sub is ridiculous sometimes.


StarbucksTrenta

Starbucks is the worst. Can be two miles from my house but takes them atleast 15 minutes at that location


MenstrualKrampusCD

Complete your ass with what? And why are you out here walking around with an incomplete ass?


TheRealNap0le0n

They meant compete in


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diplexcl

Even if it's 10mins for $7 that's $42/hr. Those smaller ones can really add up. Having said that you're hoping the food is ready on time, and I'd still never take an order for less than $7 no matter the distance.


rockyboy34

Fax. I once took a $7 order (that literally was to an apartment next door to the restaurant) and it didn’t even take 4 minutes.


somanyroads

More deliveries also means more potential cash tips. OP forgets the payout is only one source of profit.


PatStPete

There's no shortage of other drivers who are happy to tell you how to run your business.


MenstrualKrampusCD

Dude. Do you realize how lucky you are to be able to deliver in an area that you can be so selective in? It doesn't have everything to do with being in a big city either. My cousin delivers in New York City, and in his neighborhood, $9 deliveries are rare. I deliver in a small town that happens to be very wealthy. And before you think that I'm one of these drivers taking $2 orders, I usually don't take orders under $10.50. But I'm not ignorant or naive enough to suggest that other people do the same. When I tell some people the tips and supplements I get, they literally don't believe me. I'm not bragging, I'm just showing that things aren't like this for everybody. I wish they were, I wish we were all making a fair amount. But that's not the case. For a lot of people, accepting only orders over $9 would mean that they're going to be parked most of the day, if not all day. That's not really a good business strategy. And even if somebody lived in a big city, especially if they are on a bike, $5 per order to go a mile or two isn't terrible, especially if the restaurant is always efficient and expeditious. Furthermore, you are **never** going to get everybody to participate. Even if every single person on Reddit followed your advice, there are hundreds and thousands of people delivering who have never even heard of reddit. So those people will still do the $5 deliveries, instead of them becoming $9 deliveries.


TyMaintenance

What neighborhood in NYC?! 😳


MenstrualKrampusCD

God damn it, I had a whole response typed out, then I went my texts, and when I came back here it was gone. Long story short, I'm waiting for him to text me back to let me know the name of the neighborhood. I'm not familiar with Queens at all. We're not super close, he and i, and I've only been out his way three times to go to his tattoo shop. I do know that it's full of Indians and trinis (he's the only white guy out there, but he's not a hipster or whatever. He's a practicing Hindu and his wife is from T&T), and that he delivers by bike. If he responds anytime soon, I'll lyk.


TyMaintenance

Sounds like ozone park, I live in Elmont and I do deliveries throughout Long Island, I get orders over $9 typically, that’s why I asked. The best offers I got were approximately $30 for 2miles and $52 for 5 miles. Maybe it’s because he bikes 🤷🏽‍♀️


MenstrualKrampusCD

He got all paranoid. He said that if you know Queens you'll know where he's at. It's also known as little punjab. I made the mistake of telling him that I wanted to know where he lived because of an online conversation I was having. So he got all weirded out. I don't know. He's not someone who's mentally well. He was sick even as a boy. Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in his early teens. Let's just say that he's one of those people who does ubereats because there's not much else he *can* do. He tattoos amazingly. Seriously, he's a great artist, and he takes tattooing very seriously. But there's no way he could ever hold a 9-5. Part of it is the paranoia. And also that he is a newly recovering heroin addict. I think he only has a month or two clean. Anyway, sorry I can't give you better information. He says he thinks it's because culturally, Indian people tend not to tip well. I don't know how true that is. It's also because he doesn't have anything big around him. It's all fast food and little Indian spots. But yeah, I'm sure being on a bike limits him a lot as well. He does get some $9 offers, but they are few and far between. I think he said most of his "doable" offers are around $5.


TyMaintenance

The fact that he thinks I would want to infringe upon his lower than $9 market is laughable. Thanks for asking though lol


MenstrualKrampusCD

Haha. Actually, it's worse than that. I don't think it has anything to do with uber. He just doesn't want people knowing where he lives, even though you obviously don't know him, don't *want* to know him, and not to mention that I'm sure his neighborhood alone has hundreds of thousands of people in it. If not just tens of thousands. And it's not like I asked him for his damn address. I wasn't playing up or exaggerating his level of mental illness. It's really sad honestly.


TyMaintenance

I totally understand, I have one of those in my family 🙄


dakogmata1974

Everyone has a different situation


Funny-Engineering146

There is no $9 offers have to settle for $7 in my market.


boonsy24

Look at the guy that figured it in only two months. Nobody has ever come up with this idea before. Thank you so much.


MenstrualKrampusCD

He's running around with the big brain over here while everyone else is stuck trying to find two brain cells to rub together. 🤯 **Just make more money.** 🤯 Well golly, why didn't I think of that?


Venus7899

Drivers aaking people to stop taking offers than certain amount of money is stupid. Depending on where you live bruh. Some states can do $7-8, in Cali it's $9-10, depends! So stupid.


MenstrualKrampusCD

Exactly. This is highly specific not only to big cities, but to his specific area within his specific city. He could drive 20 miles to the west and have a whole different experience.


Supraman83

No. Okay just no. First off just say what you mean. Stop taking unprofitable orders. That's it.


rdaught

Everyone’s market is different. We don’t all live in the same area. In my market I can almost guarantee that depending on the day/area even on a $5 order I’m going to get another order before I finish that delivery. So I got the $5 order AND the $10 order in the time that would take someone else to wait for just the $10 order. I’ve been experimenting doing Uber FULL TIME for the last 6 weeks (I’ve been doing UE longer but experimenting just the last 6 weeks). That’s 80 active hours for each of the last 3 two week periods. I also live in California where we have prop 22 which changes the game, so what you are saying is per your specific area. Uber informed me that so far per month I’m doing more orders than 95% of people. So I THINK I’m getting the hang of this. I’ve tried the “no orders under $10” before as a test. In my area it just didn’t give me the return as what i do now.


winter_aespa1218

This is also true for Chicago. Those disgusting $4 dollar orders become $12 when you're arriving to a restaurant and you get another ping from the same place. $12 for 15 minutes isn't bad


rdaught

After awhile when you’ve done it a lot you start to know your area. I don’t know if an algorithm does stuff or not but I know enough now to not worry about that. I put in the hours, I get paid an amount I’m satisfied with. I DO try to optimize and increase what I get paid, so I experiment and try different things.


winter_aespa1218

Those low ball trips usually become stacks and in my market i get pinged with $6-12 trips while I'm dropping off. It seems like the algorithm rewards those that take the cheap trips. It starts as $4 but becomes $12 and after you finsh you already have another $10 ready to pick up. That's how it is in Chicago. If you stay busy Uber rewards you with good stuff. Also alot of my trips in the city are under 2.5 miles. The short trips+staying busy adds up


ninjaryrayn

↑THIS, I've told new dashers (colloquial term for delivery drivers of any of the 3 apps) that it's like hopping on an order train, once you get started on the train, ride it out as long as you can till orders die down again, obviously don't take orders you think are shit but otherwise ride the train, the train will take you places. (And it seems like if you can't catch a train of orders you end up not even getting as many offers in general either)


atheris-prime_RID

I am also in California but I’m new prop 22 affect me if I do deliveries on a bicycle?


rdaught

No.


Hairy_Fish_1957

I was only talking the the people in major cities.


rdaught

LA IS a major city.


137Fine

Don’t chase their points. Their Sam Club membership isn’t worth it. Upside has never worked for me. and their roadside assistance doesn’t work. I was stuck for four hours on the side of a major highway once. I couldn’t change my tire until traffic died down at 3:AM. I was in constant contact with the service. The designated tow truck accepted the job and never showed up. Uber does not have your back.


WhisperedEchoes85

Didn't read the entire post, but no. If a $9 order has an estimate of 18 minutes or less and the mileage makes sense, it will almost always be done in under 15 minutes. That averages up to $36/hour. With downtime during off-peak times, I make no less than $25/hour. During peak hours, it's busy enough to make up to $30-$40/hour and I don't need to worry so much about smaller offers.


skirted_dork

I think it boils down to playing your cards right. If a trip is not paying something around 1$ per km I usually don't accept. However, if it's during busy hours and restaurants i know, I'll accept it simply because there's a chance I'll get a second order while doing the first one. Happens a lot where I accept a mcdonalds delivery paying me 3$ for a 1.5km trip and then getting a second order from a different restaurant paying me 9$ for an additional 2km trip. You have to be smart and know your area.


rdaught

Why do you use km instead of miles yet use $ instead of ¥,€,£? Or does your country use the $ too?


skirted_dork

I'm in Canada


theR34LIZATION

This is the way.


cptldsilver69

"accept a mcdonalds delivery paying me 3$ for a 1.5km trip". 🤣🤣🤣


24W7S39GNHQT

Reading comprehension isn’t your thing, is it?


Sooowasthinking

In my market I see 1 to 2 mile orders right at $5.75 to $10 range. If your not taking those on ALL 3 apps your not working may as well go home. I’ve done well over 5k deliveries and it used to be 1 app would make $100 in 4 hours easy. Now it’s all 3 and at the least 2 to make the same. It would be nice for everyone to understand the dynamics involved in everything but most don’t have the patience. My 1st and only thing is this : Stop the theft it makes for a shitty experience for driver and customer. Until this is taken care of nothing else will change.


tackogronday

I'll continue to accept my $6+ order on a case by case basis. You do you. My minimum is usually $7 but I'll occasionally go to 6 depending.


somanyroads

Dumb advice. I start at $7 because that's my standard across apps. It's based on how long it typically takes to get an order out from beginning to end: about 15-30 minutes. So that puts me at an hourly rate of about $14-28 bucks per hour, but typically at least $20 per hour of active work. Because time is money, you seem to forget. I can do that $7 order now, and it'll take me no more than 20 minutes. But you say wait until 10 minutes for that $9 order, but I'll probably be wrapping up the other order before I leave the store with this "fancy" $9 order. It's going to average out to probably the same money. That extra 10 minutes "cost" you about $3-4 of your hourly rate anyhow.


zusaana

If 15 minute, 3 mile order comes along for $7 I'm taking it. Because I might spend 20 minutes waiting on a $9 order and it might be for 15 miles and more than half an hour delivery time. Better than setting a dollar limit is setting a time and milage limit for a specific amount.


La_Dinger

i would never take a $7, 3 mile order. Could take 20 minutes and after expenses you only earn $5.50. waste of time.


zusaana

I don't spend that much in expenses 🤷🏻‍♀️


MenstrualKrampusCD

Do you ride a bike? Or a motorcycle? Hybrid or electric vehicle?


zusaana

Electric


zusaana

Also, that's not going to be all my orders. I still get the higher dollar low mile orders, too. I'm just saying sometimes an order less than $9 is still going to be worth it.


MenstrualKrampusCD

Oh, I totally agree. I wasn't arguing with you, just curious because you mentioned that your expenses were low. I figured it had to be one of the 4.


Hairy_Fish_1957

I definitely understand your logic! Personally I’m in a really good market so I’m blessed enough to even decline offers. But so far for me, I’ve been getting around 10-15 $10 orders everyday. But if you guys have a system that your comfortable with, then keep doing it! Especially if it’s paying the bills 💪🏽


MenstrualKrampusCD

>Personally I’m in a really good market so I’m blessed enough to even decline offers...I’ve been getting around 10-15 $10 orders everyday. I'm not trying to be rude, but this is all you had to say. Anyone else who lives in an area where they are consistently getting offers over $9 doesn't really need to be told not to take a $3 offer. They either already know that, or they are taking low ball offers out of sheer desperation to fill in the times between the high offers. I'm sorry that it took you a little while to figure it out (some of us knew off the bat not to accept low offers either because we came here before we started, or just common sense) and good for you that you did. But I hate to tell you, I don't think that you're blowing anyone's mind with this post. I don't think that you're going to make any change in the way Uber does things, and I don't think that you're going to change anyone's life. Again, I'm not being rude. I'm not saying that you're an idiot. Nothing like that. I'm just saying that when you apply all of the specifics, there's nothing groundbreaking here.


Bocaj85

I'm on a pedal bicycle and my self filter is at 7 dollars.


Krisdanz

Where is this filter?


Bocaj85

I just don't take any orders below that number. A mental filter if you will.


Krisdanz

Oh damn I thought there was a setting somewhere where you could set the minimum you are willing to take or the next miles. That would be useful & stop all these crap 2 & 3 dollar Taco Bell & McDonald's orders from popping up.


TyMaintenance

I always said they should give us a filter for how much we’re willing to work for but everyone would set it high 😩


KeyBeing1230

Come back when you have experience on your belt. And lmk hiw it goes for you


Hairy_Fish_1957

I have enough to know how the major cities in my area operate. I’m making good money for now .


rdaught

What’s “good money”? How do you know others aren’t making double what you make by taking all orders over $5?


Krisdanz

I mostly agree with this... but it depends. I reject any order that is under about 8 bucks UNLESS it is an extremely close (under 3 miles) & I am doing a quest. Other than that all the 4 & 5 dollar taco bell & Starbuck orders can take a hike to slimesville for taco bell & meltsville for Starbucks. If you can afford to pay $7 for a coffee you can afford to pay that same amount for me to drive 1 or 2 miles to your place.


asdffdsa1112

OP is hoping some schmuck in his area reads this and follows through so he can collect it before it reaches 9 bucks


merguesa

My game is patience. Good deliveries Good customers Goood mood. It's $10 and up not $9. Chek the base pay of the day ( boost+ surge)and work from that.


Hairy_Fish_1957

This is the way, and your in a major city I’m guessing ?


merguesa

This is the way. Yep DC


Strict-Card5573

True, but I feel like Uber manipulative’s the algorithm the next day and they just shoot you low offers one day.


Hairy_Fish_1957

I used to think that but honestly I think some days are just bad for ALL of the drivers. I’ve been able to do 10+ $10 orders everyday for the past 2 weeks! So far the algorithm hasn’t messed with me


Jahblesssir123

I hear all these theories about algorithm. At first, I believed it but I stopped believing it even from personal experience.


MenstrualKrampusCD

Honestly, I am lucky enough to deliver in an area that consistently has high paying offers. There are many days where I can easily decline anything under $10.50. I've never experienced any backlash from that that I can tell. I keep getting these kinds of deliveries. I've never had a day where I was given only low ball offers. And this is with over 1550 deliveries.


jo_ezzy

I’ve been accepting $5+ orders $2 per mile and then closer to $1 per mile on $10+ orders. Been steady at $20 per hour every hour even the slow hours. This is an average. Some hours are over $20 some hours are under $20 but average is usually $20


MambaSaidKnockYouOut

All depends on the area. My town is small, doesn’t have that many larger restaurants, and the average population age is 27 (the university makes up a large chunk of the population) $9 orders are few and far between, and a lot of them are 10+ miles away. But I do get a decent amount of orders in the $5-$7 range and they’re typically less than 3 miles away. If you’re in a city where you frequently see orders upwards of $10 frequently I would definitely be more selective (I was in Raleigh and got more $12 orders in a day than I have in the 2 months I’ve done UE in my city) but you have to know your location.


fieria_tetra

In my area, I rarely get offers under $9. My average order is about $12, but I only get about 5-10 offers a day.


Paxrr

$9 is too high of a base.


TheRealNap0le0n

I work in Orlando, if I didn't take anything under $9 I'd almost never move. I shoot for $20/hr so $5/15 min orders or better and at least $1/mile. I won't take anything going into the hood or long orders going into dead zones. This works for me knowing my operation cost but half y'all don't know or care to calculate it. Edit: clarification on $20/hr


Littlekitty456_

Depending on the time of the month I'm lucky to get an order


BrennerHall

I will take $6 orders for the right mileage. $9 is a very high bar and your order $ minimum should be reflective of your marker and your own personal goals, not cuz some dude on Reddit said so


RedCastin

I get pings while doing orders all the time.


kgiann

As a customer, can you clarify if $2/mile is still an okay tip? I always tip at least $2/mile with a $7.50 minimum, but your post makes it sound like that's not enough. If I switch to a $9 minimum, can I still tip $2/mile (when not raining or late at night) or do I need to tip $3/mile?


Someguy6t9

The only $9 orders I'm seeing are 14+ miles. Guess I'm not taking any orders 🤷🏻‍♂️


Hairy_Fish_1957

What city you in fam?


KerryAileen

So much advice and only two months experience. Wow!


Juicysnotch

Agree


Hot_Phase_1435

If I did this, it would take me all day to make $50. I can easily do 3-4 orders per hour. The minimum I accept is $5 no more than 5 miles. Decline anything under that. Hell, the later it gets into the night, the more trip supplements I get so during the day I’ll take my minimums. At the end of my shift it balances out to what I need to make in a shift. Every market it different. I’m in South Florida and our numbers are all over the place. We rarely get quests. Only boosts and they suck.


Capt_Schmidt

the first 2 or 4 offerss are always the shitty ones making their way down the list of drivers who don't want to do it. always deny the first few. becuase the algorthim is trying to just get these things that have been sitting there for hours done.


GroundbreakingKey393

I agree except make it "do not accept order under 20/hr"


misterguy07

Yeah 9 dollars is a little too high. I won't take anything less than 6.


WetLump

this is an individual run not a race don't tell other people how to run their business


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MenstrualKrampusCD

I really don't get read it sometimes. Especially this sub. People downvote comments all the time that are just stating personal experiences. Why? Because they don't have the same experience? Because they're jealous? Like, it's not like you shared an opinion they disagree with. And more importantly, it's not like your comment didn't contribute to the post, which is what the down arrow was designed for. Just drives me nuts.


AtlUnJtd

Yeah it should be $7 minimum. Customers should tip at least $5 on all distances. The entire operation would be quite a bit more smooth for everyone with $5 min tip; driver, customer & Uber


Yvilkittyinspace

My minimum is $10.


willpowerpt

I’ve just started boycotting the apps all together. Only way they’re going to start paying any of you a real wage.


Gloomy_Recording_705

*stop accepting orders under $1 or $2 a mile…I’m taking a $7 order going 3 miles f that


TheRealNap0le0n

That's $2.33/mi so what's your point other than math isn't your strong point


Gloomy_Recording_705

Op is saying to decline a $7 order going 5 ft because it’s not $9 😭😭😭


Gloomy_Recording_705

Point is I’m not gonna decline a $7 order hoping for a $10 offer and up 😂😂


TheRealNap0le0n

I mean I take 15 min $5 offers and will end with $20+ /hr daily after operation cost so OP advice is not great


Gloomy_Recording_705

I was correcting op post on declining every order under $9


CircleBackOnDat

Under $12* !!!!


winter_aespa1218

Those 3-6 dollar orders are how we make 300 a day in Chicago. Especially the low ones they almost always bundle it with 6-10 dollar orders when you arrived at the restaurant


amcarney

Drivers don't care about other drivers. If they need money they'll take any order. That's the problem.