Would you like to become a food delivery rider, but you have no idea where to start? We at e-bike to go, like to make it super easy for you to become one. In 3 steps we help you find your new, flexible, adventurous job – and we answer all the important questions.
Becoming a delivery rider: the basics
First some facts, so you know where you stand. To become a bike delivery rider, you must be at least 16 years old – at Uber Eats that is even 18 years old. In addition, your salary depends on the platform you choose, how much you can work and at what times you are available. The peak hours are of course in the evening, and in addition, most platforms pay not per hour but per ride, so the salary is quite personal. In general, you can think of 10 euros per hour or 5 euros per order. So, on to the first step.
Step 1: Choose a platform
Everyone has ordered food at some point, but if you’re thinking about becoming a delivery rider, there are very different things to it than how much delivery costs you pay for a pizza. The platforms that usually have to be chosen in practice are Thuisbezorgd, Deliveroo and Uber Eats. This is an important choice, because with a platform you also immediately choose whether you are going to work as an employee (such as at Thuisbezorgd) or as a freelancer (such as at Deliveroo or Uber Eats). And although it may seem easy to become an employee, there must be vacancies and you must be hired. In addition, as a self-employed person you have much more freedom and you are paid per ride, so working faster means you earn more – “ka-ching” for fast cyclists on the e-bike!
Step 2: Arrange your necessities
As already has become clear, the procedure is slightly different for the different platforms. When you are employed by Thuisbezorgd, they will arrange the supplies for you. There is a good chance that you will ride around on one of our e-bikes to go, but you do not have to arrange anything yourself. If you want to work for Deliveroo or Uber Eats, you are responsible for your bicycle and a subscription with e-bike to go is of course ideal. In addition, you need a registration with the Chamber of Commerce and a VAT number, so that you can neatly pay your tax. You can request this number with this form and pass it on to Deliveroo or Uber Eats when you register. Keep good records yourself: this is mandatory as a freelancer!
Step 3: Register and start
Did you make a choice and decided on a e-bike subscription? Then you only have to take the last step of becoming a delivery rider: register with the platform of your choice. Use these links to sign up for Thuisbezorgd, Deliveroo or Uber Eats. After signing up, you will be invited for an interview to check your details and collect your delivery gear (bag, phone mount). All you have to do now: download the right app (the platform will guide you through this), plan your first work moment, and get started!
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